Oh, my poor neglected blog… Was my last post really June 3? When that much time has passed I have either been very busy or out riding. Well, its been a little of both.
This past weekend I drove out to Nebraska National Forest near Halsey for a long weekend. I hauled both Windy and Fancy and drove out alone. John was still working up north at the ranch and would meet me there at week’s end; Case hung with his Nana and McCain prepared to move out for the summer. I really need another dog. Yes, I have three right now but for various reasons, none are good camping/traveling dogs. I need a fourth dog to keep me company on these 4 hour drives. Don’t tell John.
We were celebrating my friend, Jules, birthday but also installing eight new corrals at the horse camp, courtesy of the Nebraska Horse Trails Committee. So a little work and a little play. I have to tell you, this volunteer stuff is over-rated. Setting up those corrals really cut into my ride time! But it was good to have that accomplished.
When we rode out on Thursday, I could have left one of the mares in a corral at camp but instead, chose to pony Fancy from Windy. It just took about 3 times for Fancy to feel my spur in her chest to keep her at my knee next to Windy. At times she would ponder a bit behind Windy, but she was very good. Only once did I drop the rope; it was dallied around my horn and resting under my leg and I didn’t feel it go. She waiting patiently as I turned around to get her.
By Sunday, the temps had dropped considerably. Thursday I was riding in a tank top and Sunday we were bundled up in our fleece once again. That’s Nebraska weather for you.
I have a lot of pictures from the ride that I hope to have time to post soon. But for now, I just wanted to get rid of the stale post from June 2.