Sunday, January 16, 2011
There was a high degree of craziness at the barn today. LOTS of people and activity, a horse trying to colic, another one giving his young owner the big finger in the roundpen and rolling in his saddle. The 4-H kids and instructor trying to do their regular Sunday thing, limited riding in the outdoor arena, lots of wet still.
I have the place almost to myself Monday through Friday if I get there early enough, so why stress with the traffic jam. Nina and I took a walk. Around the barn, around the parking area, the trailers, up and down all the shed rows. She was a little excited when she first came out of her pen but then she chilled and just marched along, looking at everything, unfazed by a muck bucket that blew out in front of her, a swinging rope hitting her on the butt, lots and lots of water to walk through. (Remind me of this, please, when we start schooling xc and she doesn't want to get her feet wet.) All in all she acted like an interested tourist watching the locals. We walked for about 40 minutes, I borrowed some beet pulp from a friend because Nina's is STILL in my kitchen sink.
Good bonding time. Tomorrow, weather permitting, back to work.