Summer is upon us full force. That means I am not even trying to ride. Instead, I am swimming every day and since the Lazy River at my pool now allows us to walk inside our tubes, I am walking. Today, I waterwalked for just a bit over and hour and then swam for another half hour.
I am also doing a lot of stretching exercises in the water simulating both riding and mounting and dismounting. I am waiting for a surgical date to have the pin removed from my hip--it is very painful--and this time, if there is any required rehab, I am going to make sure I keep my riding muscles properly stretched.
The Boys are doing fine. They just had farrier work on Saturday, and so far I have three sound horses. However, Toby was having a bit of a problem holding up his hind legs for Scott's trimming. It is very unusual for Toby to ever be a problem, so I am suspicious something might be bothering him physically. He did have some minor back end issues when I was schooling him for dressage so it's quite possible he might have tweaked something. Guess I will have my chiro/acupuncture vet out to check him.
Each Boy has a fan in front of his stall door and they all do tend to spend a lot of time in the barn during the day. Can't blame them when the heat, the humidity and the bugs conspire to make outdoors uncomfortable.
So, short post for now. The lazy hazy days of summer are upon us.