Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Temporary Hold

In Between the Raindrops

We have had two days of torrential rains...well, off and on.  Enough to flood and soak things again.

No horse report as a consequence, even though it did clear up today.  I had already made dinner plans and stayed after school for a student performance.  Time was tight.  I got home in time to feed the Boys and then go off to a lovely dinner with some friends I hadn't seen in a while. 

School is out for "Spring/Easter" break next week, so the plan is to get some riding in and perhaps actually start a more regular riding program of some sort.  I will probably rotate horses once I do get going again, just because my body and energy are not up to coping with working more than one horse a day as long as I am still teaching. 

I will also need to evaluate Tucker and the shoeless situation a little more thoroughly as well.  He's been on the magnesium for about a week now, and I haven't had a chance to see if it's made any difference. 

Tomorrow is supposed to be quite warm so my current plan is to let the Boys go naked again.  Considering what their rainsheets looked like, I suspect I will have mudpie horses when I come home later during the day, but one never knows. 

As frustrating as it is to face the prospect of cleaning three muddy horses, I do have to enjoy (Vicariously, of course) the decided pleasure they take in rolling in the spring mud after a winter of blankets.  It has to feel good.

Maybe one of these days I'll join them. 


  1. I so long to turn Tetley out naked. But he needs rugs to stay warm and dry in the winter. In the summer he needs to be protected from the flies. He has already gotten one fly bite this spring (if you can call it that).

  2. My guys have been naked since the temperature's been above freezing. They do love their mud baths. I think it helps them shed. At least it seems to. And if the hair I pull off is stuck in mud, it's slightly less likely to become stuck on me!

  3. I couldn't believe the rain we got the past three days. I'm sure the boys will love their mud baths now that the weather will be warmer for the rest of the week. Enjoy your rides and have a Happy Easter.

  4. Anonymous10:41 AM

    It looks like you guys continue to get the worst of the weather - hope things improve for you shortly!

  5. I can't imagine going from retired to full time work that quickly. I'm glad you're holding out ok.

  6. Hope the weather improves for you soon!
    I left you an award over on my blog :) feel free to come by and pick it up when you have some time!