Then, in typical Alberta form, the temperature plummeted over the weekend. It rained from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The temperature dropped over the weekend, with a projected low of 6 C on Sunday night. That's only 6 degrees above freezing. In the second week of August.
The good news is that the heat hasn't kicked on in the house yet, although I'm sitting underneath a heated blanket to type this blog on Sunday evening. I have a feeling that the heat might need to be on to get me out of bed on Monday morning!
You know what else happens when the temperatures drop?
Horses turn into idiots.
|Idiots who finally figured out how to play with their Jolly Ball.|
At a trot on the lunge he kept doing this straight leg up and down instead of forward trot. Which just sent me into giggles. He was trying so hard to be bad, but he doesn't really know how.
Guess who stood perfectly still at the mounting block after being lunged? He almost stood on top of the block, he was so determined to stand where I wanted him.
I was planning on just walking Cisco off after I got on, but decided to do a bit of trot. There was nothing at all exciting about it, it was more so your brain can get back in your head kind of stuff.
Phantom also had some extra pep in her step that night. I was planning to use her the next day to teach someone how to lunge a horse, and figured it might be best to let her blow off extra energy first. She lunges very well but can get a bit silly when she's full of herself. She was just let free in the arena to run around.
|A face only a mother can love.|
|Yeah, this doesn't look good.|