|Starting with groundwork.|
Jack came home about a month ago to find me sobbing in the middle of the paddock while Dancer pranced arrogantly around me, as she'd been doing for the last two hours. Crying while pregnant comes as natural as breathing and our mare's shenanigans finally tipped me over the edge (that day, anyway). She wouldn't let me catch her, which led to our battle of wills for two hours and me eventually giving up because I couldn't spend all day taming the beast. Then I became all introspective, wondering why she didn't trust me after she'd had a wonderful life with us for years. The answer is really because A) she's a mare, B) tis the season for mares coming into heat and thus acting like terrors and C) she's stubborn. Well, I can be stubborn too.
|Stoney happy that he gets to watch instead of being ridden, for once.|
Far and Away's land rush scene. That could've been Dancer playing Tom Cruise's horse.
|Getting a mouthful of grass as a reward for a good ride.|
|Taking Claire for a spin.|
|Evelyn practicing for a horse show!|