That's Arick on old Crook, last Saturday. He rode him again last night. Arick is very much a novice rider, and really needs a knowledgeable horse person to accompany him when he rides. Hopefully, between my daughter and I, we can arrange this in the future.
My husband always tells me how dangerous horses are, but he neglects to mention that many people are hurt or killed on tractors each year. Last night when Arick and his friend came to ride, they said a tractor had overturned just down the hill, and was pretty bent up. So today I rode that way as I began my two-hour ride, and saw the damage. It belongs to John, a farmer down the road. I certainly hope he wasn't hurt.
It's HOT today, and Blue was soaked with sweat by the time our ride was over. Cliff hosed him off with the water hose, to cool him off and get rid of all the salty sweat before I put him up. So, what did he do as soon as he finished his can of grain? He rolled in the dirt until he was as filthy as any pig!