I haven't ridden a lot this summer.
Santana is my only regular ride and he's been having some minor, age-related soundness issues. His owner has been working closely with her vet and farrier, and today, Santana was deemed ready for a short ride.
I was happy to do the honors.We walked to the closest bridge. Santana felt great, and he surprised me by insisting on wading into the creek.
The water levels are way up thanks to our recent monsoon rains. Santana seemed to appreciate the cold water on his legs.
It was only twenty minute ride, but what a good twenty minutes those were!
In other happy, barn-related news, today I got to renew my acquaintance with an old friend. Chino was one of my regular rides a couple years back. He's had a few homes since then, but now he's back at Kenlyn with his original owner. Hurray!
I was so happy to see his cute face out in the gelding field this morning.
And you know, I think he was a little happy to see me, too.
All in all, this was a really good barn day. Here's hoping the second half of the summer will be filled with more days like today.