Yep, spent the day at the ranch. Big surprise, huh?
I slept in really late today. Catching up on some missed sleep from this past week of mid-night tending of sick kids.
So, back to the ranch. I rode Apollo, though not much. He hasn't been worked regularly and is acting a little stiff. I think he runs like crazy out in the big arena and then is sore when I go to ride. Okay. Spent some time working with the filly, she lets me pick up all of her hooves while standing quietly. She lunged next to Cosette in the round pen very steadily.
Viola rode Cosette with the foal next to her:
After the horses were back in their stalls, eating, we headed out for our usual nature walk. Avery let down her hair a little and Dean's always good for a shoulder ride.
And just in case you wondered what I look like after a. not having had a shower b. spending a long, hot day at the ranch and c. when Avery, my newly potty-trained two yr old, says "Mommy, I have to go potty!!" and the porta-let is half a ranch away... here is this gem: