The past week has included a series of pop-up storms with just the right stuff to make great rainbows. Tonight’s version was in the sky for over an hour to the east of the wild O ranch. The storm was tracking north as the sun went down and we enjoyed the white and black cloud formations as well as a magnificent double rainbow.
The party lesson was fun on Saturday with Marilyn, Roxy, Sydney, Ivy and Alaina riding together followed by Mary, Mallory, Nancy, Rosetta and me. One of the new yellow kittens was rolling around in the red dirt of the arena and scared Splash into a spook while we were working on pivot/trot. Splash had some really good canter transitions – both upward and downward in the first half of the lesson. He maintained balance and didn’t throw his head. After working hard for most of the lesson, he lost his groove for the serpentine/canter/simple lead changes we finished the lesson with. His new Dances with Wolves name is: Head’s in the Air.
A mini deluge came through the Rocking C as the girls finished their lesson. Then, after our lesson, the monsoon hit. Serious rain but as soon as we all got drenched situating .
The Black Fox Café is my new favorite place for LAL. Nancy and Andy are so sweet to share their lake house with their horsey friends. My friend Cecelia as well as Ashlyn, Jennifer, Sheila, Allison, Lora and Amy joined us for pot lunch. We had serious sweets overflow but it was all delicious. We will miss out the next few weeks with wedding showers, wedding photography, the Green Country Classic Horse show and the State 4-H horse show filling up the weekends through most of June.
The girls and I took horses to Chouteau Elementary and showed off their animals. Abby, Lara, Annabelle, Joe, Lyndsey, and Maddison, talked to the three first grade classes about 4-H, showing, and horse breeds.
Perhaps the YaYa Sisters will have a gathering to give me some equine therapy of the relaxing variety.