The best boys lift my heart.
In addition to the absolute crap fest that the month of July has been, we missed our last horse show for funeral reasons. We do not show in August because the Carolina's become intolerable. Today is the perfect example where it is almost 7 pm and STILL OVER 90 DEGREES OUTSIDE!!!
Dutch has THRIVED this summer. He has the ultimate dad bod and with the addition of AM and PM Benedryl his allergies and breathing have been ok. I have spent the last 6 months ponying and hacking him a few times a week for a combined 8 - 12 miles a week. Some days he has pulled us forward, some days he has dragged his feet and been pokey. Every few weeks I pop him on a lunge to see what his soundness and breathing look like.
Last week he was so sound after his warm up period and happy to canter and pop over poles and just general looking good. He kept pulling me to a little cross rail, so I let him go over that a few times and he was SO HAPPY!!