Friday, June 22, 2012

Second Day of Summer

Well, it's been awhile, but we finally got an evening ride in.  Family issues have kept us fairly busy the last couple of weeks.  Dad's had a serious ear infection and was hospitalized for 10 days to get iv antibiotics.  We busted him outta there but we still have to give him antibiotics every day.  He's got ten more days (we hope).  He is doing pretty good this week.  It's good to have brothers and sisters though, as sis is in town to help, and my younger brother will be here next week. 

Ranae got home and gave the guys a flake of hay and by the time I got home and saddled it was 6:30.  With the long days we still had plenty of time for a ride.  The breeze was blowing and it was a beautiful evening.  We were back on our own horses (Check out the DUH Podcast to hear about our horse switch) and it was good.  Jessie was riding well.  There was stuff blowing around and a number of other horses being ridden and she did good.

We went out and did some loping.  I continue to work on steering, going straight when I want her to, and doing a decent circle.  It's improving...slightly.  The ground we were riding on was extremely hard and I don't know if that was a factor.  But, hey, it's what we got so we're going to use it.

We rode for an hour and a half and by the time we got home, put the horses up and ate it was almost bedtime.  Ah, but it was so nice to get that ride in...