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

Monday, August 15, 2011

The days are getting shorter. Russell's brain takes note; his body responds. He is shedding his summer coat, which means that winter hair is starting to grow. Grooming creates flurries of short hairs, in contrast to the furry blizzard of the spring shedding season.

There is little daylight left after chores to ride by. No worries; Russell and I can do our thing in the arena in the dark. We have spots that shine out into the arena but I don't like their glare.

This is a hairy week around here schedule-wise, too. Riding time is going to be hard to come by, even the short rides of Russell's rehab. But we can ride in the dark.


cheyenne jones said...

We have noticed the summer coats coming away already too! Doesnt the time really fly by!

Anonymous said...

Do you think we're in for an early cool down? I'm hoping for a long warm, mild Autumn before the cold rains of November start up. An older friend mentioned Friday that he's noticing early signs of the end of summer.

Michelle said...

I'm no meteorologist, Wanda. I AM at that age where the seasons seem to fly by much faster than they used to, though! :-/