That rarely happens around here.
Usually because there’s not that much to see, and not a lot going on, especially when it’s really hot or really cold.
And it’s been really hot lately.
We need rain. Badly.
One of my high-school classmates, Cindy (and we won’t say how long ago that was) lives in the city, but still owns a farm up here, so she brought two of her three kids up with her to spend a week doing things at their farm.
Things such as cleaning up brush, and mowing, and stuff like that.
I’m glad she didn’t invite me to her place!
I told Cindy before she came up that if the kids wanted to go horseback riding, to just bring them on out.
So when they got settled in, they called and said they’d like to ride.
When it’s this hot, we do our riding early in the morning or right before dark, to make it easier on the horses (and the cows, if we’re working them). OK, and easier on us, too!
So they came out early the next morning, we got the horses all tacked up, and off they went.
They took turns, and Sarah went first.
I told Cindy not to worry, Sarah wouldn’t get bucked off — because bucking takes way more energy than Bonnie wants to expend!
Bonnie was completely astounded that she had to go for a second round. That never happens! She took Mark through the gate and right into her “parking spot” to be untacked.
They must have had fun, because they came back the next evening to ride again!
I talked to Cindy after they got home, and Sarah already wants to come back. “Mom, they said we could come back any time!”
We did! And we meant it.
They’ll be back up in July sometime.
Bonnie will still be here.