Sunday, May 10, 2009

A picture perfect day

My horse Panama

I didn't get out to the barn to see my horse all week, despite the beautiful weather — I just had too much work to do. So when I heard it was supposed to be rainy and cooler all weekend, I was really disappointed.

Luckily it didn't turn out that way at all. Today was sunny and beautiful, probably in the upper 60s in the sun. A perfect day, despite the forecast!

So of course I made sure to get out to the barn to visit with Panama. I groomed him, lunged him, and then hung out for a bit, taking pictures and talking to the owner. (I also took a video, which I will save to share later in the week.)

Panama was an absolute angel when I lunged him, which I didn't expect because I haven't worked him in probably just over two months. I thought for sure he'd be a pill about it, but instead he seemed to enjoy it. He is smart and always seems to like learning and being challenged, but I think he also likes the attention!

It turned out to be such a perfect afternoon for hanging out at the barn. Unfortunately tomorrow probably won't be as nice — it's been raining this evening, and is supposed to rain tomorrow — but even if it isn't, at least I got one nice day out there this weekend!



At May 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Blogger jane augenstein said...

Glad you got to play with your boy! I got Gilly out today and worked him in the round pen, he was good. Then I saddled him up for a ride. We rode in the round pen, trotted and cantered, I love cantering! Then we went out for a ride up the road and then back the hollow, it was great!
~Jane and Gilly~

At May 10, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Good for you, Jane! I am still not entirely comfortable cantering. I used to love it as a kid, but I guess not being on a horse except for a few trail rides (no cantering allowed) for 15 years took its toll. I'll get there this summer though, I'm sure!

At May 10, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That's awesome when everything, which in our cases is the weather and our horse's moods, comes together.


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