To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer days

It's been cloudy and cooler the past week, but we haven't seen any of the rain much of the rest of the state has gotten. The pastures are dormant, and we are feeding full hay rations. Still, cooler is good, especially for riding.

Speaking of riding, Larry (front and center) leaves early next week for his new home in Washington. I'll miss working with him; he's been the perfect project horse. So what will my next project be? I'm not sure. I'd certainly be open to taking in another horse to board and train/school/condition. I've also been encouraged to look into adopting a BLM horse, so look into it I have. There's much to learn about the different HMAs and the kind of horses that typically come from each one; fortunately, I have a couple of very knowledgeable connections. I have spent a lot of time looking at the photos of horses posted online, but the horses pictured are only a fraction of what is available. Besides, choosing a horse from a photo is like getting a mail-order bride – not my idea of the best way to enter into a lifelong commitment! Still, there's some very nice eye-candy, like this yearling with the "quote bubble" on his forehead:

Stay tuned!


Mary Ann said...

Oh, my, what a project! Larry looks so good and muscled standing there, I know you'll miss him!

Lori Skoog said...

I look forward to your next project. Larry certainly did well with you!

thecrazysheeplady said...

That's an interesting idea!

Hickory's had a week off while I try to finish the tack room. One more day and he's back to work! :-)

C-ingspots said...

Really!? You're considering adopting a Mustang? Wow!! As usual, Rick mentioned nothing about this!!! You could be living on another planet for all I'd know... anyway, I think it's a splendid idea!! There's sooooo many worthy and beautiful horses just waiting for a well-deserved home. Do it!! You could talk with Kevin and Lisa Sink about Mustangs. My Eagle came from the Warm Springs HMA, and Lisa told me that's their favorite area to adopt from. If Eagle is the "norm", I can definitely see why. Oh, I'm excited for you!! Can't wait to see how it pans out... :)