This morning I got up and ready to go to the doctor for a test involing my ears to check my balance or something like that because of my vertigo attack a few weeks ago. The phone is ringing as I am going out the door. I almost did not answer it. It was the doctor's office calling to postpone my appointment. Seems the doctor is out and they are not sure when she will be back. Oh well that meant I had to cook breakfast.
pat and I decided to ride the horses this morning. I was thrilled! I enjoy riding my Precious. Pat rode Belle. She is still very green broke. We were hoping that the ride with another horse would help her some, get her more used to being rode with oher horses. We did not count on her Mama's blue eyes turning green. Crystal is so jealous of Pat having anything to do with another horse. We were saddled up and riding down the drive when Crystal went ballastic out in the field. She was bucking and running and generally just raising hell. That did not go over well with Belle. It made her a nervous wreck. Lucky for me Precious is fat as a barrel so she did not get too excited. She did keep walking sideways so she could see Crystal. She does not like being separated from her. She did give one small jump that jarred my back. It is a little sore but no problem. We were on them for about 30 minutes. I am working with Precious to teach her neck reining. She has to be guided by plowing. Slowly but surely she is responding to the teaching. Belle is finally learning to stop so Pat can get off of her. She will stand there without being tied. That is a good thing. We have never used a lunge rope on her. I thinkit is rough on them to be forsed to run in a circle over and over to teach them something. It is hard on their young developing bones. The ride was not hard on the horses. Crystal was the only one that broke out in a sweat!
I went walking today out in the fields after Pat left for work. They are getting high and colorful. I can tell fall is on its way. The fall flowers are out in full bloom. The bees were busy gathering the pollen to make new honey and the pollen is busy making noses twitch!
These are some of the light purple flowers I found, very small, tight clustered flowers. Looking a little closer I found some small toadstools nestled down in the grass. Next I came up to some blackeye susies Of course they are slightly browneyed now. I came around to the backside of my garden where I have been unable to mow and there I found the prettiest purple and yellow flowers.
Then I came up to the sunflowersheads with some real creepy bugs on them..
That was my afternoon.