Siggi used to barrel down hills, probably because his back and leg muscles needed to develop. He’s of late going down inclines in a more steady fashion. Sometimes my heart swells with pride, for Pete’s done an incredible job with a horse that I had at one time been relegated to companion animal status.
For the past month, our world seems to have revolved around Hrimmi; however, Raudi is still the apple of my eye. I took her out last night, at 9:30 p.m., and we did arena work in the driveway, trotting over poles, going downhill over poles, and backing around poles. We then went for a trail ride, doing the same with natural obstacles. On the final stretch home, we encountered a moose. I turned Raudi around, and she walked quietly back to the adjacent road. I recalled that prior to our trip she would have bolted.
Tinni is the apple of my other eye. He did not go with us last summer. No matter, he seems to be getting better with age. Earlier, Pete and I went for a trail ride and Tinni did everything he was asked to do, including going downhill at a snail’s pace – this in an attempt to get Siggi to go even slower.
Rainbow and Jenna are also enjoying having us take them out for shorter jaunts—and the goats seem to be enjoying the warmer weather and the new greenery. And the chickens – of which there are now just two—are enjoying rolling in the dirt in the goat pen. Watching them, I too almost feel like taking a dust bath.
Yep, I have to say that so far, it’s been a good summer on the home front.
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