It was pouring so the training session got canceled. I hate the unpredictable nature of the weather out here. The only thing I really miss about Los Angeles is the weather. It was always sunny and warm even in winter. Here in MD, not so much. Sunday is the day my better half takes his riding lesson. He had never been on a horse before knowing me and after about a year of “suggesting” he take lessons he jumped in last summer to see if he liked it. It’s been only a few months and he just started his “beginning to canter class” Hes got great natural balance and is coming along nicely and actually seems to enjoy the lessons. He takes his lessons over at Wardaca and his instructor is great! I wish when I first started I had someone like her teaching instead of the bitchy old crone who used to yell at me constantly. It’s a wonder I didn’t quite horses all together. A testament to my love of them I guess.
After his lesson we drove the short two miles to the barn to check on the girls. The rain had stopped and they were all out in the field when we got there. Good thing I put those sheets on them after their baths the day before cuz Circe… gross me out muddy. That is one dirty horse, she loves the mud and was sporting it all over one side of her. Jez.. pristine and not muddy. Ha! She’s a princess and doesn’t often roll in the mud not like my red-headed mud honey. We walked out to the field and the girls both came right over for pets and treats. Jez will always come to me Circe does but only some of the time, today they were both on us like white on rice. We marveled at the muddy mess which was Circe and how Jez was so clean you could see her pink rain sheet from space. Those girls are such opposites. It warmed my cold bitter heart that they BOTH came to me in the field. That was until Jez decided to let Circe know that she was top horse and they had a small squabble. My better half and i jumped out of the way and headed back over the fence. Jez followed us as if to say “get me out of this mud!” but we ignored her pleas because we had dogs to buy Xmas presents for (i’m not just a crazy horse lady i’m a crazy dog lady) and didn’t have time to take Jez to the barn and entertain her like she wanted. She’s such a social baby and really loves her people. Shes not herd bound, she often would rather spend time with me then with other horses. I needed a horse break anyways. When we were out shopping I ran into a boarder from my last farm at the wine store. She knew about my new horse, so i guess word spreads fast in this town!