Today was yet another crazy day. It started out with a quick trip to the gas station for some bananas and a diet tea. I’ve decided that while I’m down here I might as well shed a few (or 20!) pounds.
I ate one banana, and then headed to Ocala west to feed and water Murphy.
After that, I went to the other farm to feed and water Gus. I had been scouting out a place to run nearby, and I finally found one that wasn’t on a dangerous highway. While Gus ate I took a 45 minute walk/jog. I am SOOOOOO out of shape. I changed into breeches when I got back and took Gus on what was supposed to be a quiet “hack” at Jon and Jen’s. Yeah, right. The plan was to do a light hack in the morning and then a flat ride in the afternoon. What happened was just a regular ride. He didn’t have a quiet hack in him today.
When we got back to his barn I gave him the first bath of the season, and then turned him out to roll. He didn’t break his halter today, although he was seriously contemplating the whole thing.
While Gus was outside, I hooked up my trailer for the big move. Murphy was headed to a different farm, and I had a bunch of stuff to move……again. The new farm is fantastic! I love the layout of the barn, the riding areas, and the people. If I take clients and their horses to Florida next year, it will definitely be the place to go! Murphy has a beautiful stall and his own huge pasture. Tomorrow I will ride him for the first time……in between my 2 rides on Gus.
I got back to bring Gus in and bath him again before I began his clip job……which looks like a blind man did it. My clippers are broken, and I think I could have done a neater job with a machete. Tomorrow I will have to go buy a new set….depressing.