Mark was out early trimming trees with the skid steer. What a great machine.
Before the day heated up Rhoda pulled out EasterLilly to see how much she knew and what she was like undersaddle. She did some round penning first.
Rhoda mounted up and asked for a canter and that was the only time EL thought of misbehaving, she let out one hop then settled down for work, walking and trotting over the poles and tarp. At the end of the session Rhoda rode her into the barn and asked her to step up on the pedestal and up she went.
We don't know if someone trained her for that but this mare is just so willing and wants to please when Rhoda asked her to go up she thought about how to do it then did, no fussing or spooking.
After she was hosed off and put away Rhoda and I drove to Middle Grove to pick up the three pregnant mares Sangria, Sally and Bunni. Mike met us with the 4 wheeler so we didn't have to hike for hours in the heat to find the herd. They loaded without a fuss and once home were hosed down then put in the cabin field. Mark spent the afternoon working on the patio. We are getting close. Dinner was left over chicken.