I had great plans of working on heat training, taking Fetti out for more mid-afternoon rides, maybe going out for a long ride one day this weekend. Then I stepped out of the house around 2 to move my car, walked back in, and turned up the fan. Stiflingly, miserably hot: I have lived here for four years and this is the first time I’ve ever wished for air conditioning, blasting a fan and sweating while sitting inside my house.
So instead of heat training, I made it out to the barn near-dark, worked her in the round pen, and went for a lazy moseying mile ride with a friend. Sunday I didn’t even bother getting on; we turned the mares out, chased them a bit, and went home again. It was just that kind of weekend.
I’ll do competitive rides in 90-degree weather because unfortunately that’s how it happens sometimes. I won’t go out and train in 100-degree weather in the middle of the day. Today, we’ll ride!
Also: five years now since I first met ‘Fetti. Where did the time go?
DIY Horse Ownership hit 200 posts last week, and she has a giveaway running! Nilla is just as adorable in person – and totally memorable, given I discovered the blog via the contest and after seeing them at Fireworks this year.