Recently I've been spending a lot of time getting to know Bob, the Quarter Horse I recently purchased. Poor Poco hasn't been getting very much attention so yesterday I decided to spend some time with him, starting with a nice long grooming session and then a ride.
I've been working on turning my paddock into an outdoor riding area. I've installed outside lighting and will soon have outdoor speakers so I can ride to music, something I really enjoy. The space has recently been serving dual purposes - for riding and also giving Poco and Bob a break off of the late spring grass. Now that the grass is drying out from the warm weather they can stay out in the field and I get the stock tank out of there.
Hank, following behind me as Poco and I rode. My husband would open the gate and bring him out but Hank would sneak behind the barn, under the fence and then back in with me.