So much for my plan to ride my horse again today. I had to wait until John was home, because what if something bad happened when I was alone? We kind of have a standing rule, no riding colts when nobody else is home. I say "kind of" because it's a rule I'd really like to break sometimes, so I don't want to admit that it really is a real rule. :)
Anyway, it was gorgeous out until about noon, and I did get a short ride in on Scout, as well as some mowing and watering of the garden. But when I got my Joseph out during a break in the very light rain this evening, it decided to downpour. Joseph was jumpy. I mean really jumpy. So I wasn't going to climb on, but I also didn't want to quit when he was scared. So I didn't. My good saddle got soaked. We got to a halfway decent stopping point and I got him unsaddled right in front of the house, John ran my saddle and a stand inside, and I put my horse away. After I'd changed into dry clothes I blotted my saddle dry as best I could and soaked it with saddle oil. It's a gorgeous color now. I don't know what it will dry like. Can't wait to see it in the morning.
But I wish I could have ridden my horse!