Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nothing Much

I've been filling a lot of my hours with berries and other non-horse-related things.

This was the view on Sunday when we went huckleberry picking:

I found a big patch of black currants too.

 And one ripe thimbleberry. When they're more ripe I might try to go pick enough to make one batch of jam this year. I've always wanted to do that.

Winston in his happy place. He'll wedge himself into any imagined space on the couch. There can be plenty of good spots elsewhere but he's not happy unless he's in contact with someone.

I've wanted one of these 3 tier saddle racks for a long time and found this one on Craigslist super cheap. So happy!

 The saddle rack just happened to be at a saddle shop where a friend had consigned some saddles that hadn't sold, so I picked those up too. I couldn't resist riding in her Syd Hill saddle. So nice. I may try to get myself one someday. Comfy, very well made, and lighter than most western saddles. They don't make them anymore and they're not cheap.

Look what I found at the end of the rainbow!

The skies have been gorgeous in the evenings. A lot of almost thunderstorms.

This was a different rainbow. Actually a double rainbow that lingered for a long time. The boys are in the pasture in the middle.

Last night I had planned on going horse camping but after 10 hours of non-stop go go go at work and no lunch, I was so tired I was shaking and cranky. I just said forget it. It was storming in the mountains and I still have trouble enjoying camping with the horses after what happened to Tonka and it just was not going to happen. I wish I had a way to meet them at the trailhead this morning but my dad needed the trailer to take his horse.

I'm going to ride at home and work with Duncan, do some more canning, and go to my favorite hidden creek in the mountains when the day gets hot.


Linda said...

I like the looks of that saddle is it an english/western cross? How much is it?

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

It's an Aussie campdrafter, which is their version of cutting and ranch work. Love that it doesn't have an overgirth, and it has western cinch rigging. She is thinking she's going to keep it, but if she decides to sell it I'll let you know.

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T.L. Merrybard said...

Great pics! You can't beat Aussie stock saddles for comfort and security. The horn is rather unusual for them though.