We also got the arena dragged Thursday night (even after 2 solid weeks of rain, color me impressed!), so it was ready to rock and roll over the weekend!
Friday, DH and I hit up a tack auction with some friends, but since I’m saving for Rolex, I resisted the impulse to purchase junk tack I didn’t need… haha. Although I did kick myself later for missing out on some inexpensive western girths, especially because I needed an extra one on Sunday! Cici came along, and was a good little auction dachshund until the kids behind us wanted to pet her – then she barked at them. Since that’s basically how I feel about kids, I didn’t really blame her. Chalk that one up to a case of dogs resembling their owners, haha.
|Is there anything funnier than a big man with a little dog? Nah.|
Saturday was super productive in the property management department, but less so in the riding department. We have 17 acres, and more than I like is lawn, which requires near-constant mowing. We have two riding lawnmowers, so at least we can get it done marginally faster than if we only had one, but still… that ate up a chunk of my morning. We also had some errands to run, and then I had chores at the barn in the evening (and I snuck in a short trail ride on Ruby!). After I got home I did manage to also lunge with Cinna before my mom came over to watch Downton Abbey (#addicted). As always, she was super, even with her inconsistent work schedule.
I was playing musical bridles again and I tried her in my drop with a single-jointed snaffle, and she seemed remarkably unconcerned. So I'm still unclear if her previous angry chomping is completely bit-related, or if it's baby-related -- or if it's some combination of the two. So I'll keep playing around! For now I think our go to will remain the NS baucher on Otto, which seems to be her favorite (and mine too, incidentally!) I have even more to write about for Sunday, but the entry got away from me length-wise, so look for that tomorrow! ;)