Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
After her bath!
Today, was one of those changeable days that usually belong to spring. Instead - again, I look at the calendar & it says February. I went out & raked leaves, cut back tree branches & enjoyed just being outside. Then I decided to give Farah a bath - with winter coats shedding, warm baths seem to hasten the process & at the same time, give that new coat growing in a clean start. We give her Flax year around, for the omega's & the shiny coat.
The color of the oak leaves I've yet to pick up~
Since she's our one & only - she gets pampered & she knows it :-) She does love her baths, kicking back & relaxing while & scrub away. I've kept a light weight rain sheet on her most of the winter & she's done fine with it. Mostly just to keep her clean enough to reduce grooming time when I saddle up.
Enjoying the front lawn~
Soon, we'll be starting our fifth season together - how those years have flown by! Every time I ride this mare, I think about how lucky I was to find her. I'm thankful that I have the years behind me of horse ownership, learning what it takes to keep a healthy, happy horse & putting that knowledge to work. The hope is to keep her going down the trail for as long as I want to go down a trail. As the decades pass, I find my self a bit more reflective as I grow older. Pat & I were talking about the great horses that we've both known & having one now - at this time in my life is a great gift.