With temps in the low 40’s and upper 30’s I did get some time to ride on Sunday. Hubby has found out that if he takes Tucker for a run with the 4-wheeler it burns off most of the Terrier energy and therefore we have an easier to handle dog. Fun fact I learned this weekend. A Boston terrier can run up to 25 miles per hour! They can run that fast for an extended period of time too! After Tuckers run hubby ran into the house to just check the basement, and sure enough there was a burst pipe and water all over the floor. Thankfully we don’t have a finished basement it’s just a creepy farmhouse basement like they are supposed to be. So I had to make an impromptu trip into town to grab some repair supplies. Sure enough when I got into town hubby told me that he fixed it and that I didn’t really need to go to town. His cell phone doesn’t work very well out at our place so the 3 times he tried to call me didn’t get through. There is something you can buy to boost mobile phone service so I’m looking into that. I really don’t want to be without cell phone service around the farm.
After my quick trip to town I rushed out to the barn and saddled up. It always seems that I’m burning daylight when I go to ride and that I am super rushed. I hate that. Piney hates that. He was being super pokey on our way to the barn so I went to smack him in the butt with my lead rope and ended up popping myself in the face instead. When I started tacking up he was picking up on my hurried energy and was kind of full of himself and prancy. I thought I’d be in for a bit of a treat when we headed down the road. No such luck. He is lazier than ever! He is usually two or three lengths behind Duke when we ride. I mean really Piney? You were a race horse! You won races! Lol. I love that horse but at times I wish he had a bit more fire in him. Not the kind of fire where I’m constantly holding him back and can’t enjoy a nice relaxing trail ride for fear of him bolting down the road. But just a bit more pep in his step! It really doesn’t help that he’s got a giant hay belly. I gotta get him in shape! I can’t wait to get time to ride all the time! But even if Piney is super lazy we had a great ride and enjoyed riding in February, outside, with only a light fleece, in North Dakota! I rode on the buckle the entire time and that is a pretty good feeling.
|The farm layout. (white lines are where current fences are)|
I also feel like I’m not doing everything right in regards to horse keeping either. Even when it comes down to my tack room, I feel like I’m putting things in the wrong place or that I should be doing things a different way. I am really a person who needs to be told what to do and that is really pathetic. That is one of those things I NEED to work on!
But that’s about it for now. Oh I suppose I better post a picture of Tucker Pants on his warm up lap before he went on his run…I really need to stop "neglecting" my other two dogs and horses and feature pictures of them! But Tucker is just so funny looking that it's fun to take pictures of him!