My two beauties!
Misty and her dust bath!
This is where it starts to get good. Miss Kola was laying down with that somewhat familiar belly ache face this noon, so I went outside armed with my Probio and Banamine and hidden halter. She did get up and allowed me to halter her without chase. To me an indication that perhaps indeed she may have had a belly ache. So I gave her the Probio and Banamine and decided to take her for a walk, only silly me I didn't have the lead rope. So I said, "Come on, Kola, let's walk." and this horse followed me without a lead throughout the circle of the arena for thirty minutes. I even jogged at one point in which she joined me right by my side and a little behind me and never once stepped on me or bumped into me and after the jog I just stopped and she put on her brakes right beside me. Misty followed, but not as closely and meandered off to dust roll. I was so proud of this mare. Such a good girl! Side by side and not in my space. She's feeling better now.
Then after a quick shop with Stephen this afternoon, I had a hare up my butt. I'd been wishing a little ride all week, but earlier had injured myself at work Monday night, dork that I am. Sprained my left foot and right knee, but pushed myself through it all Tuesday and yesterday and now feel much better, so I said the hell with it, I'm getting a ride in and I did.
Just a little one on my redhead, but one none the less. My original intent was to take her out in the now harvested field, but the wind is strong and gusty and she was a bit spooky at some of the crap blowing around so we stayed in the arena. The best part is, I usually have Steve out there with me to hold one or the other, but this time I went out by myself. Misty has a tendency to step out as I mount. I went out there with such presence that a simple one "Whoa" after a shift when I got ready to mount and she did not move an inch! Next week, Kola first, then Misty, providing the weather is still cooperating. What a success for me!