We’ve been fortunate in this rural state of Maine. We’re slowly and prudently getting out of our social isolation. My boarding barn is opening back up on Saturday. I asked if I could come earlier and move my gear into my truck. That way, I won’t have to spend much time in the tack room, which is the only area where I might be caught in a tight space with others. Today, when the barn was empty of workers and trainers, I was allowed to stop in.
He was staring out his door at a rainy, dreary, soggy landscape.
Tonka didn’t bother turning around and coming over to me. (Note, though, that ear and eye focused on me.) No matter, I went to him. He seemed pleased enough to have me in his space.
He’s rather dirty.
But that doesn’t obscure his kind and intelligent eye.
He quite enjoyed it when I scratched the base of his mane. This will need tidying up!
I had hoped he’d be fully shed out by now.
As soon as the weather warms, a bath is in order.
There’s also something of a hay belly to deal with, which is okay too. He’d been kept happy with lots of forage to chew.
I can’t wait to have that horsey smell (and horse hair!) clinging to me. I’ve missed it. I’ll be in the saddle on Saturday!
So good to see you back together again.
We’re still self-isolating as much as possible here in Cornwall. Easier with such lovely surroundings on our doorstep. Feel so much for those with no view, no garden etc.
Enjoy your first ride!
It is easier when you can step out into nature.
I’ve been voluntarily at home since March 12.
I ran to the barn last Saturday to meet the vet. My horse was also loaded with undies hair. I gave him a really good cleaning and a kiss and put him back in his stall!
Nothing opening here for ages
Should be unshed hair!!!
Lynda, I wondered what “undies hair” was! I thought maybe that was slang for a horse’s undercoat? 🙂
For once, spellcheck made sense :)! Undies hair it is!
Great to be following you and hearing about Tonika! Have a lovely day.
So happy for the both of you, Lots of quality time ahead, Carpe Diem
I am going to take my time. No rushing at the barn 🙂
So glad you are able to see Tonka again!!!
I haven’t been able to go see my horses either, and I am looking forward to everything you mentioned. I am in Central Florida so it will be soon. They are getting a lot of attention from the barn owner.
It makes it more bearable when you have a good barn owner like that.
Good News Terry!