Tuesday Night with FBR

It was 70 degrees for the first time since October yesterday.  I spent my workday like this:


And my after work time like this:

This time of year, with this kind of sunlight, it's impossible to take a bad picture of this place.  Even if it includes the manure area.

FBR isn't usually out there on Tuesdays, but she knows I am, and she knows I'll give her a ride home since her house is on my drive home, so she asked if she could come out with me.  I said sure, and that she could practice braiding while I cleaned my tack.  Since it's warm, and tack cleaning sounded fun.

Side note: She's totally obsessed with braiding.  Since I taught her two weeks ago, she's been watching YouTube videos about braiding and reading the book I gave her.  I'm pretty sure she does braids in her sleep right now.

Not only do both rings get dragged every day, they also drag this sacrifice paddock and the track to the pastures.  Can't wait til there are leaves on these trees!

I tacked up pretty fast since it's only light out until about 7 and I wanted to be outside.  I'm not sure if it was the wind, the neighbors shooting guns or something else, but Connor was terrible.  Very 'over it'.  Lots of windblown-hair-hitting-ears head shaking.  Finally I got what I thought was a decent canter, and from the rail I heard FBR say, "That was a really nice canter," so I ended there.  Nothing productive was going to happen that night.

She had asked if she could cool him out again, but I think was intimidated by the trouble I had with him, and wasn't on him too long.

Connor: "Whyyyyyyyyyyyy?"


14 comments:

  1. I know people say this all the time, but I'll say it again: your barn is gorgeous! And with that late-day sunlight, WOW :)

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    1. I can't ever get pictures of me riding, so I'm glad to be able to provide likable pictures of something!

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  2. Day light savings is coming!!!! Love the reference to the hair hitting Connor's ears and freaking him out :)

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    1. Yes it is, just a few more days! Haha, he's a special snowflake for sure.

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  3. our first few rides in the outdoor this year were not particularly... great either. glad you found the nice canter to end on tho!

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    1. Maybe that was it! Glad I'm not the only one.

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    1. I mean, if your hardest problem is your great hair touching your ears...

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  5. HAIR NO TOUCHY. Obv a huge problem, although I think it's hilarious!

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    1. It is definitely kinda funny. Fabio hair = problems.

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  6. What a lovely Tuesday, too bad Connor didn't quite agree- does he prefer the rain?

    May the rain tonight be not loud enough to cancel my lesson but just loud enough to drown out my huffing and puffing and any residual feelings from last weeks lesson!

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    1. Lol! He does like water in all of its forms: under his feet, in his belly, on his body. Maybe that was it.

      Best of luck! I know she hates yelling over the rain on the roof.

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  7. Those photos are gorgeous!!

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