"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer digs

The first full day in Wisconsin was busy!  

Dad and I had breakfast before he was off for his flights home.  Dad reported in that his flights were on time and uneventful and Mom picked him up when she was supposed to! :P  It was a very different, but good, Father's Day weekend.

Of course I headed straight for the barn after taking Dad to the airport.  Tyler was outside with Murphy in one of the big, green pastures.  Murphy is one of Anne's appendix QH retired upper level event horses.  Kelly, who is one the barn gals, said Tyler went out, sniffed Murphy and his pasture neighbors and began to mow.  She didn't say nibble, no, she said mow!  
Tyler and Murphy. 

Tyler was absolutely filthy from being flat out while he slept last night in his stall.  I rinsed him off and then let him get back to mowing.  Kelly and Charles (Anne's son) helped me unload the trailer and all of Tyler's stuff was set up quickly.  It's been reported that Tyler has passed the test and has been accepted as a good horse at the farm.  Let's hope he keeps that up.
Here are some photos of Pigeon Creek:

The second, smaller and older, barn.  

 The outside wash stalls and entrance to the indoor ring which is attached to the main barn.

The outdoor ring.

Tyler's stall.

1 comment:

  1. the barn looks great! tyler really is a good boy, i'm sure you'll enjoy your summer lots & lots & lots. :)