It has been unseasonably hot these past few days. My daffodils are blooming, and the kids are psyched for the heat- we had to get out the fans for sleeping, and shorts and tank tops too! It has made hosing/walking a bit more of a chore... 90 degrees is a bit much for hours and hours of walking/standing. I'm not complaining though- it's better than rain and mud! The heat has brought out the black flies. I don't know if these little buggers exist in other parts of the country, but they drive me bonkers!
Yup, it's that time of year again! We went from winter blankets right into fly gear! In fact, Beau and Sonny wear blankets at night, and fly masks/sheets during the day! This weather is crazy- there is a cold front moving in now. It's dropping in temp and a wind has picked up. It should be back into the normal (50s and 60s) range tomorrow.
Beau is longing to go out. He heads back for another evaluation tomorrow, and I'm hopeful he will get cleared for a little turnout! He is dying to get out of his stall! He got away from me Sunday am, and ran all around the yard! The girls were hand grazing Squeeke and let her go as I yelled loose horse (they are all trained to get to a "safe" place when a horse gets loose) so she ran off too, and the two of them had a ball running for a few moments. He actually looked good- so even though the swelling hasn't gone down I'm hopeful that tomorrow will bring a new treatment plan that might include turnout and maybe some light riding! I'll keep you posted!