To crossrails, that is.
The owner of the saddlebred and the palomino had her barefoot trimmer there. Chick drives down from Atlanta every five weeks to trim those eight hoofers.
BM was giving a lesson while her kid was tacking up another horse. The mares were having a shitfit because one mare was being ridden and, OMG, geldings.
Okay, so maybe not a lot of a excitement. Just a lot more than I'm used to.
There's a horse in the lane to Archie's pasture, so BM's kid held that horse while I pulled him through. Later, the SB/palo owner had a helper and just herded the lane horse away, snapping lead ropes at it. I'm having a hard time deciding if this was acceptable. Would I punch the throat of someone snapping lead ropes at Archie? Absolutely. Did this pony need better manners? Maybe. Was it their place to teach those manners? No.
I hosed Archie off to cool him out some and parked him in front of a fan while I set up our baby crossrail. Our warm-up and work was uneventful, so I popped him over the crossrail a couple times in both directions at the trot. I figured that was good enough for our first jump in like... two months. And back to the trails to cool out!
|Same river, different angle.|