With the Forum changes, things seem to be pretty slow on here.
We did attend the National Drive and met with 2Dogs for a short visit. She came for a day, no mini. My husband was eager to spend most of our time driving, so we did not get time with her. We did get around on the grounds, did a LOT of calming walking, practiced figures in the Dressage area. The Pair has not been out much away from home, so they were a bit excited. They did well in both water hazards, but still needed a lead the first time thru the covered wagon hazard. Did not remember it from last year. They did settle quickly so our leader horse could go do other things. No other hazards bothered them.
The cones practice field was a non-event, they went where he aimed them. However he had a couple moments wondering why he hit every pair of cone in a line! The other people also practicing cones apoligized, running over to reset them wider! They had decreased the widths for their pony to drive narrow cones at speed. We all laughed about it.
Got to visit with other friends in the evenings, catch up on how things were going in their areas. Sold a few tack items, less to take back home! Weather was BRISK, cold nights and mornings. Mostly clear skies that did warm up later. The drive down was good and we stayed between storms going home, no rain on us! Horses both traveled well, eating and drinking when we offered water.
Fall has been pretty nice here. Great color, good weather. Enough rain to keep the grass growing well. We just started feeding hay twice a day with the recent cold. Getting in some driving between winterizing jobs. Checking fences for lost staples, digging in drain tiles in hopes of reducing mud. Our new trenching tool is a big help opening the ground. Some hand work going under fences and where the topsoil layer is thinner. That clay layer underneath is HARD to get thru. We have laid about 500 ft while following the natural water runoff lines. We have had more mud with the heavy rains this year and a couple years before that. A 4" to 6" rain now is not uncommon. Used to be extraordinary to get rain like that! Probably should be glad that water is not coming as snow!! Ha ha Climate change, so we have to get better prepared for it. Still have to put out the heated tanks. Also must install a hot tape to raise one fenceline. We added fill and fence is a bit short now for our tall horses.
We kept horses in until 12p because it is Opening Day for deer season here. Only heard one shot all day. Hope they got one, local deer need harvesting. Way too many. Horses went into the barnyards up close, for turnout. It has been raining and windy most of the day, so they will be glad to come back into the dry barn tonight. Probably will put the rainsheet on the old horse if it continues to rain tomorrow. Don’t want him getting a chill.
What is happening at your place?