It's raining, it's pouring....

Between the deluge of rain, students, and presentations, my trips to the barn lately have been sketchy at best.

The published barn schedule has at least 4 horses in the arena from 8am-6pm with the outdoor ring closed due to weather, and I'm just not comfortable with that amount of traffic (and rudimentary steering skills) so a night owl I am for the time being :)

Yesterday, I finished up earlier than expected, and headed up...arriving with only 45min. till lights out, which didn't really leave enough time to tack up/warm up/ride/cool down/untack, so I decided to just give Tesla some quality time.

Walking up to the paddock in the glow of the arena lights, I saw no horse.
and then in the very far corner I saw a flash of white....blazes can be quite useful!

There is a new grey filly in the next paddock over, and she was whinnying, these high baby cries as I led Tesla out..

Baby B - only 2.5yrs old!

She settled down after a few minutes, and was quiet by the time we got to the arena.
Tesla seems to be making herself very popular these days!

I took her blanket off and ran a curry over her, and then let her out loose in the big arena. She followed me around some, and rolled (only one side, haha) and was snooping on everything: the jumps, the buckets, the mirrors...

I jumped one of the jumps, just to see what reaction she would have. She looked at me like I was crazy (which I can neither confirm nor deny, LOL) Then back to bed she went with her blanket and bucket of StableMix/RiceBran (cause she is a bottomless pit!)

Baby B and Sparkles had their heads through the fence to say hi...I thought about going over to rub their noses, but this was happening;

Inner HANGRY comes out

So I didn't want to egg anything on!


  1. ha so my friend's pony is black with a white blaze and we rode together in the lighted outdoor arena tonight. she blended in so well with the dark corners that there were multiple near-collisions haha. except for that blaze, these dark little mares are hard to see!!


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