Tuesday, August 16, 2011
3.51 inches of rain. That was the official tally for this weekend’s storm. Needless to say, I didn’t cross the river last night. I rode Cruiser 3 times on the hill, and Cole and I worked in the arena. He did much better than he has for the last few weeks. I was getting the big trot more consistently and for longer durations. We lasted 35 minutes, and then a couple other horses came in, so I decided I would take him down the hill rather than deal with all the dust. He was fine on the hill. I know it wasn’t long ago that a trip on the hill meant racing down and racing up. What a difference, now. He walked down like a gentleman and walked back up like a gentleman. I would have done more, but I am losing patience with the mosquitoes.