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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:12 pm

I know! I'm fanatic about rinsing them after every ride and wiping down all leather. I only take everything apart a couple times a year, but general cleaning is done every time. Makes stuff last longer.

Today's ride was nice. The weather was warm, but not too bad. We rode until the fly spray wore off -- about 45 minutes. Envoy did a great job of walking and trotting. I'm going to try to work up his endurance a little at a time. Today was pretty much the same as Saturday, next time we'll do a little more trotting.

Tomorrow will be no riding. It's supposed to be quite hot. Perfect for the first day of summer. Smile
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:13 pm

It was so muggy today that the horses were sweating just standing around the pasture. Tomorrow is supposed to be much nicer, so we chose tomorrow for a ride day. That meant that I got to "enjoy" the stuffy air to do barn chores. There's always something to clean or fix with horses...
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:45 pm

The beautiful weather is here again today. Riding is a definite. I'm going to wait for a little shade in the pasture because it keeps the flies from attacking so much. The next door yard still hasn't been mowed, so Envoy and I can't ride in it yet. The weeds are up past his belly.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:59 pm


Have a great ride.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:50 pm

Rode today too since it might be stormy and wet for a few days. I've been loving the spring weather in the summer. Smile
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:51 pm

Envoy and I are going to a lesson early tomorrow. 8 AM 2 hours away. YAWN. More coffee... The good thing is we'll be home before it gets really hot, so Envoy won't have to ride in a rolling oven.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:57 pm


Hope the lesson goes well.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:35 pm

It was a very good lesson. We aren't doing anything difficult at this point. Just building on our plan to get fitness and loosen up the joints/muscles. Lots of neat things to do with that.

I am glad we went early. I left around 9:30, and it was already 82 degrees. I heard it got up in the mid 90s over that way. It didn't get as hot at my house, but with the humidity, it was uncomfortable. Funny thing is that the horses didn't want to come in. They'll be in tonight with fans on since it's supposed to thunder.
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:35 pm


Sounds like you had a great time
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:58 pm

No riding today. It's pouring. Good day for doing laundry and watching movies.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:32 pm

Getting ready to bring the horses in. I don't think there will be any fireworks close enough to upset them, but better safe than sorry. Cats and dog are in the house, and have safe spots set up just in case. We're on our way to fireworks in town - plenty far enough away to be safe for our yard and house.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:55 pm


I'm with you on that.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:49 pm

How was the show?
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:43 pm

Fireworks were great. Our town has one of the best displays in the area. (Don't know how they afford it, but they do well.)

It's WAY too hot to ride for the next few days. Our heat index today was 109. I brought the horses in at lunch time, and they were drenched with sweat already. I'm getting ready to let them out again. The low tonight will be around 77 degrees. Another scorcher tomorrow. They'll be under the fans again.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:13 pm

OhGoodLord.....that's hotter than it got here. I think it was around 100 with the heat index. Walk outside and it hit you like walking into a wall.

Did they broadcast any of your fireworks show on tv by any chance? You might be able to find a link to it if they did and then we could see it too.....just a thought.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:19 pm

Not as humid today, but just as hot. The horses are in again. Tomorrow's supposed to be the worst day. I plan to ride early, and then spend an hour in the afternoon kayaking. It will be hot on the water, but not nearly as hot as in the yard. I need some outside time, and the horses won't want to do the heat in the afternoon.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:42 pm

Finally got a ride in. I started at around 9:30 because it wasn't too hot, and humidity was lower than it was really early. We didn't ride long because the sun got hot as soon as it got high in the sky. It was a nice ride without being real hard. I don't like to work horses too much in hot weather. Just walking with a little trot. When we were finished, it was showers and stalls/fans for everyone.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:39 pm


Happy that you had a nice ride I'm all for showers and fans on a hot day.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:04 pm

Another nice ride today. The weather was cooler and less humid than it has been, so we took advantage of it. The flies said we couldn't ride long. There was one that was REALLY bothering Envoy right between his legs. Poor guy. He was a real gentleman, but he did tell me that I just had to bring him back to the barn, PLEASE. Smile
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:23 pm

GRRR... Farrier was supposed to come today. He said he was sick, although I think it's weird that he didn't call or text to reschedule. I contacted him, and he asked to move days, but didn't give a day. I wonder if I'm being fired. Frustrated. Mad
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:53 pm


Why? you have always acted like a good owner.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:45 pm

It's very unusual for the farrier not to tell me he's not coming and not to reschedule right away. But, if I'm being fired, I wish I were just told outright.

Today, I went to a friend's house. I'll be taking care of her horses next week while they're on vacation. Her one horse is 31 years old and looks great. It will be nice going there. They live on beautiful waterfront property. We might kayak from their pier. It's supposed to be a HOT week, so going on the water will be nice.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:28 pm


The horse sitting gig sounds like fun. As to the farrier who knows. It is disappointing.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:37 pm

Farrier texted today. He's coming next week. Had to juggle a bunch of reschedules. Eh... We'll see what happens.

It's HOT today. The horses are hanging out in stalls with fans blowing. They came in at lunchtime, and it was already 92 degrees. I don't see any riding for a while since the heat seems here to stay.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:04 pm

I'm all for fans and cool showers when it's hot out too. Glad to hear the horse sitting gig is going well. Smile
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