Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dar Discovers the Joy of Being a Horse

A little bit of perfection today. Perfect weather, sparkling clean farm, happy horses, and a wonderful barn picnic. So much hard work and support goes into the farm that there's very little time left for simple fun like this. We put kids up on little Gambler, ate good food, laughed a lot and flowed easy with the day, unhurried, unharried. Perhaps none of us enjoyed it more than Dar, though. He loves people so much.

The secret decoder ring prize goes to S, who found a new scratches spot on my boy.

Oh no, does that feel good!

Work it, work it. I must smile!

How can I stand it?

I don't know about you, but I'd love a cigarette right now.

This was my last really free day for the next four months. The fair I work for opens in July, and I won't slow down until September 7th. The horses are my priority, though, and I will be with them as much as I can through the summer, but sleep is the only thing I have to play with. I'll gladly trade that to keep moving ahead with Dar and working to decide what comes next for Scout. What a lovely day.


Anonymous said...

Love the photos of Dar enjoying his scratches!

Wolfie said...

Nothing beats a good scratch! :-) Glad you had a great day before you start your busy time.

Beth said...

Aww... how sweet. That is a happy horsie!

And what support for the young rider, looks like it was a nice trail ride!