The arena was really soggy this morning. I was going to lunge then, but it really would have been messy
The day turned out to be pretty nice. Hot, but not so humid. I did a bit of weed trimming out and about. The big deal was to search for the burrs that Chance had in his tail. Every year he manages to find a patch to stick his head in and then gets his forelock all tangled. Once, when I was reaching up to clean them out, one of the tiny thorns went into my eye. I had to go to my eye doctor to have it removed. Ever since then I have been really careful.
So, this time, I decided to seek out the offending plants before they got into the horses's manes. My bigger riding mower has been out of commission all summer with both a slipped belt and a reluctant engine...a result of not being run all winter. I didn' t bother calling for repair because I have the other mower for the lawn and I didn't want to spend any extra money on something that's an easy fix. Trouble is, the friend who could fix it has not been around all summer, so the mower sat and, as a result, the pasture has several spots of rather tall weeds....and some burr bushes.
Well, no more. I think I found all of them and trimmed them down to ground level.
That work done, I was hot and a bit worn out, so I fed the Boys and headed out to the pool for a nice refreshing swim.
The water felt wonderful. It had cooled off a bit after the last few days of bad weather and once I was in, it was really nice. I rode around the lazy river four or five times too, just because it was so pleasant. Next week is supposed to be cooler, but I'll still be able to get some swimming in to end the season.
Once again I am thinking about lungeing a bit before I go to bed. In the dark we don't have to worry about the flies. But, again, we'll see.