Day Off Again
Needed the chiropractor this morning. I was going to go for a swim after, but got sidetracked.
You see, there are all these good shopping stores on the way home and I "needed" some more summer tank tops for riding in all this heat. You can tell where this is leading. I went shopping.
Then Applebees Restaurant is near one of the stores and they make this delish Oriental chicken salad. I had to pop in for lunch.
When I got home I had a phone message from my friend, Lanni, who is fostering four Standardbred mares for the rescue. She was heading out to the barn--next road over from mine, perhaps a half mile away as the crow flies, but two miles by car--unless I drove through the farm fields--which I could do if I didn't mind getting the car/truck all dusty again.
Anyhow, I drove over to meet the horses. There are two grays, a mother and daughter. The mom is well over 16h and quite nice. Supposedly she is broken to saddle and is great on hacks. One of the others is a bright bay of good size and the fourth is a really cute 4 yo dark bay with a lovely thin white blaze and some white on her legs. She has a little bit of a roach in her back towards the rump, but nothing to worry about. They are all still somewhat thin from previous neglect--apparently taken by the ASPCA (The US version of the RSPCA) because the elderly owner was no longer able to care for them.
Lanni has a nice big pasture and plenty of turnout for them and they surely did seem quite content and very friendly there. She said in the two weeks she's had them they've put on a lot of weight, so I will be keeping tabs on them to watch the transformation. Lanni is very dedicated to her horses and really determined to give these horses the best of care and a super life while they are with her.
All four are available for adoption but the adoption group wants them really rehabilitated first. They do have a trainer who will come out to work with them once they have put on some more weight. For now, they are just enjoying the comfort of full tummies, shelter, and someone who will give them the love and attention they deserve.
Three cheers for Lanni.
I did my swimming laps this evening and was going to ride, but I am feeling kind of stff in my knees. Trouble is the heat is building up again. I am hoping tonight will not be the last tolerable evening for the next four days. Otherwise, I've made a bad choice.
I hope to get up early tomorrow to beat the heat, so we shall see.