Cliff spent the morning working on the round pen he's building; for those of you who don't know what that is, it's a training pen for horses.
Sadie and I took our walk early, and then I ponied Libby for well over an hour. Both yesterday and today, I've taken her up the road and far from home, across plowed fields. She's doing well, I think. Since I really haven't figured out how to work her on the lunge line or drive her, I keep ponying her. I figure it can't hurt. I once heard a lady preacher say, "Do something, lest ye do nothing". Leading Libby around the countryside as I ride Blue is my "something".
This evening Arick came back to work on his bronco, and he felt the horse might do better if I rode with him. So for the second time today, I saddled Blue. We went all over our 43 acres with Arick alongside us. His horse acted up a bit, but at least there was no bucking.
This horse Arick is working with acts as though somebody has hit him in the head; in horseman terms, he's "head-shy". When you reach up to pat his face, he dodges. So this afternoon I went out, tied him up, and spent ten or fifteen minutes just petting his face... whether he liked it or not!
Yep, I've spent plenty of time today in the company of horses. Don't be surprised if I start whinnying, as I eat my morning oats.