I am a true Seattlite. If the temperature is above room temperature, I bitch. If it is below room temperature, I bitch. There is no making me happy. This past week we've had temps (Don't laugh rest of the US that has had heat waves all summer, we're special here in the PNW) in the mid to upper 90's. I would like to also take this time to make sure everyone has me to thank for that. I had the option of having my air conditioning recharged in June and I laughed at the guy. We all know that if I would have done that it would have stayed 65 and rainy the entire summer. You're welcome.
Due to the heatwave I refused to ride. I said it was because I didn't want Vera to get too hot, but who am I kidding. Everyone at the barn knows my opinion on heat + riding. I went out today in a nice overcast, 68 degrees to ride. I had a lesson and was late so I ran to grab Vera, quickly brushed her off, and ran to the arena with her to warm up. I hopped up on her and only then did I notice that she was lame. LAME. She had her feet done and she was super sore. Since she only wanted to go at a snails pace I threw the towel it. It's no fun ruining a good pedicure right away anyway. My trainer told me I could ride another horse, but decided that I would stick with the beast I know and that it was fine for me to wait a few days. We're not going anywhere.
Vera has had two people look at her. The first person has never called back since the horrible vet check behavior of 2012. The other person that came to look at her apparently said she wasn't "pretty" enough for her client. Rude. Vera is beautiful in an oddly put together, not quite sure what's out of proportion, but pretty face sort of way. I love her no mater what. I fell bad when I get happy that she hasn't sold. Muah, ha, ha, ha....
She has started a new evasion trick when she sees me show up with my riding clothes on. She runs into the pond and stands there. She only does it if I have on my breeches. If I have shorts on she assumes I'm there to visit, but breeches she high tails it into the pond and stands there watching me. Touche Vera. Touch.
Hope all is well in your worlds!! I have been trying to catch up on blogs, but I suck at comments!!