A Good Weekend

Feather entered the arena with its fish jumps, spectators and riders and calmly waited for the start bell.

Feather entered the arena with its fish jumps, spectators and riders and calmly waited for the start bell.

Jo and Bruno.

Jo and Bruno.

It was a busy time.  Lauren and Feather had headed to the show on Wednesday.  I had been keeping up with things at home and at work  additionally, about three things are still left to be done on every project from garage to barn, so dealing with and directing the contractors is a daily duty.   And somehow, patio furniture and barn paraphernalia keeps showing up in assorted UPS, FEDEX or some other truck with initials. I must be ordering things in my sleep  at this point because I don’t even remember the specific items.

Lauren and Feather earned four ribbons over the course of the show.  In the 1.05 meter class, they earned three third places, a very admirable start to the spring season and their first attempt at these higher jumps.

I visited my mom a couple of times, only to find her asleep and unwakeable. Today, while the grown ups worked on chores, I stole Kendyll and Jordyn to go wish momma a happy Mother’s Day.  Once again she was sound asleep.  The kids made plenty of noise (like seriously) but she never woke up.  Still I am glad we went.

Luke and Ally came by and gave me a terrific gift of helping put together some of that continually appearing patio furniture, mowing the grass and helping Lauren organize the new tack room.  It looks like we are getting a couple of boarders so we will need to share our space.

Dr. Criner is coming in the morning to review Bruno ‘s progress.  She will want to see Bruno ridden.  Even through Lauren was on the verge of exhaustion, she saddled up one more time to give Bruno a ride so he would be easier to handle in the morning when the vet gets here.  It was his first ride at new Six Meadow Farm and his first ride in over 90 days.  Lauren had been hurt and Bruno has been on the back burner.  Lauren popped Bru over a few jumps .  He was jumping and moving well.

A 3’3″ jump had been set for Feather.  We decided to let Bruno give it a go.  The jump standards are five foot and he is quite unsure what to do with his back feet but it was pretty awesome to see him clear a three-foot jump with lots of air.

Maybe we have a couple of horses that can jump.

Maybe we have a couple of horses that can jump.

 

Kendyll and Jordyn got in on the Bruno rides too!

Lauren and Kendyll on Bruno

Lauren and Kendyll on Bruno

 

Jordyn wasn't about to miss a ride on the big horse either!

Jordyn wasn’t about to miss a ride on the big horse either!

The grand girls brought their cousin over Saturday and I caught a great photo down in the pasture.

Cousins, Kyla, Jo and Ken

Cousins, Kyla, Jo and Ken

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