Another cool, cloudy morning! Very strange & very nice - as least as far as I'm concerned. I loaded Farah late morning & we were on the road to our friends farm outside Monroe. We were invited to a birthday party!
|Karen, Jeannie & Connie|
I unloaded Farah to a stall & within a few minutes everyone had arrived & we enjoyed getting to know each other a little better & share our past experiences with horses. Of course it had to be the foreshortened version - or we could have been there weeks! :-)
Yummy cupcakes, I'd brought organic cantaloupe & seedless watermelon - plenty to eat as usual!
|Such a beautiful farm~|
By early afternoon, we were all saddling up & ready to do some arena riding! Farah was pretty at ease, she's made friends with Scott's gelding Rico & after the Clinic with Russell - she was familiar with the stable.
|Scott & Gem... Farah - ready :-)|
It was one of those Friday afternoons where everyone is just ready to kick-back & enjoy the last day of the week. We appreciate being invited so much - it's really great for Farah to have time in the arena with several well-trained horses. I'm doing everything I can to teach her that everything we do is not necessarily a race...
|Just hanging out with friends :-)|
We worked on a few things & I was surprised that Farah remembered more than I thought she had! Slow trotting has never been her thing - but today we did some & she was praised for it! Scott also took the time to bring Gem over & Gem tried so hard to befriend Farah :-) Finally - Farah caved & we let the two touch noses. The first time for a long time that Farah has met a mare & not acted snarky.
|Then there's the view~|