Harvest Thyme Homestead has grown out of a love for the simpler times of life. Its roots begin in a belief in one's self and that in time, the harvest of one's hard work will create a place called home.....with a few sheep, goats, chickens, cats, dogs, 2 miniature horses, & 3 alpacas added in for good company & fiber.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Me and Johnny
A few posts back I mentioned that my POA (Pony of America) was going to spend the summer over in my neighbor's pasture. Johnny Reb has been enjoying himself and has been putting on some good weight which he needed. Last night I actually took my first official ride with him all saddled up and me with a crash helmet. Johnny has been doing very well and I am getting much better on my reining which Johnny is pleased with as I send too many mixed signals, hence a few contacts with tree branches:)
My neighbor, however, has gotten bit by the horse bug and has acquired 2 new horses! Johnny is quite pleased with his new friends .
This is Gracie Lou. She is a 6 yr old Palomino, Paso Fino cross. She is quite a character and loves attention. My neighbor also got a 15 yr gelded Paso Fino named Tango who was being camera shy. There is going to be a lot of riding this summer which I am excited about. Of course, this horse riding stuff does get expensive!!! I am becoming quite a frequent buyer at the local tack shop.....good grief, I can't go riding looking like I don't know what I am doing!! All my tack is centered around the color purple as it is universal for Johnny and the minis':)
Tuesday morning I was up early and to my surprise there was quite the fog cover! I snapped this picture about 6:45 am and within 45 minutes the fog had lifted and I swear the temperature jumped 20 degrees!
This is turning out to be one of the warmest summers I can remember in years. Next week the temps are all projected to be above 85 degrees and hitting 90's by the end of the week. I am thinking that stocking the barn with hay could be quite sticky..........