October 1-3, 2010 - Eva came home for the weekend and rode Apple three days in a row. They flatted on Friday, had a great lesson with Eric on Saturday and flatted again on Sunday. I joined her on a walk today. We went around the back field, up into Little Hawk and around some fields.
The weather was perfect. It actually felt like fall today. Eva called it sweatshirt weather. The farm looks healthy. We finally had some rain and the fields are getting green again. Jan and Eric are generally doing a good job with maintenance. (They are a bit behind in fence repair and fence painting but are scheduling the work so it should be happening soon.)
The horses are starting to grow winter coats. I wonder if we are going to have a cold winter. Apple is getting fuzzy. Fiona is starting to look like she could be clipped. I'm going to wait to see if we can start bringing her back in work before clipping her. Have vetting scheduled for October 11 to see if we can stat coming back.
Eva and Apple spent some time bonding. Apple is definitely Eva's horse.I think Eva appreciates Apple more now that she is riding other horses at school. And Apple responds to Eva and really moves well with her. They jumped everything in the ring yesterday and put together a nice course.
Smithfield enjoyed himself. He loves to go on walks and run around. He lead the way on a walk back to the clubhouse. Whenever he slowed down a bit Apple goosed him and he went forward again. Apple was very interested in Smithfield and kept trying to sniff him. Smithfield seemed a little intimidated by Apple and tried to stay out of range.
A lovely weekend.