|Bailey, one of my parents' Goldens and our #1 snuggle buddy for the week|
That night Dan and I went to our friends' weekly Campfire cookout. We haven't been able to go in a very long time so seeing everyone and catching up was awesome. Plus there was some really good food and drinks. Looking forward to doing that again next weekend before we head back.
|Hanging out at Campfire|
|Yay! Mini golf!|
|Pretty evenly matched|
Believe it or not I've only ridden once since we've been here. It's been really hot and honestly I've enjoyed relaxing in the backyard with some snacks and a cool drink, but when I did go out yesterday I had a lot of fun. One of my neighbors has an adorable Icelandic pony, Gi, who is so cute and sooo different to ride from Charlie (no neck, smart pony brain, and at least 3 hands shorter than Charlie).
I also rode my other friend's Oldenburg (?), Emmett, who came from the same barn as Charlie. He's been having a lot of dental issues and problems keeping weight on recently but he's on the upswing and despite all that he was very willing to go out alone with me (this is the first time I've ever ridden him) and eager to please. He has such a long neck, though, even longer than Charlie. I actually swapped out his normal reins (which barely reached his shoulder) for some tied off draw reins because they were so short!
|Emmett getting ready for a bath|
I'm very excited to take Buffy, their TB/draft cross, for a spin (hopefully tomorrow). She's one of my favorite horses and will pretty much do anything. She was very offended, in fact, that I didn't take her yesterday but I knew it was too hot to do much and so I promised her we'd have our own fun "date" very soon.
|Buffy looking quite peeved|
|Buffy: "I can't even look at you right now".... Emmett: "That was fun!"|