My neighbor and good friend Heidi rode her horse to day after about two years of not. She had some health issues, not to mention a new knee, hip, can't remember all the new parts she has. And she did GREAT! She is a very good rider and kind and gentle with the way she handles a horse. She really doesn't need lessons, heck, she rides better then me, I just don't want her to ride alone right now... I'm pretty proud of her..
Worked with the new colt again today. A little ground work and then loaded in the trailer. Now, all I have to do is open the door to the trailer and you can't keep him out of it. Just what I was hoping for.
Tomorrow I will start day working for my neighbor Pat. This is his pay day for the year. All his hard work of caring for his cattle will come to another end, and, another begining. He will get his cattle to their winter pastures after he gets his calfs shipped, and start to plan for the next year. This is always a stressful time for the rancher. He works all year for this hand full of days in the fall. When you day work, like me, you don't have the worry that he has, but you can sure feel for him, and that's why I do it. It's what neighbors do for neighbors. I will try to get pictures. I suck at that but will try.
A buddy of mine was reading my blog about spurs, and he reminded me that there is another reason for wearing spurs. So that you keep your jeans, that are to long for you, out of the dirt.. How could I have forgotten that one.. Thanks Billy.