She was totally bored with the pictures and let out a big yawn.
She is just huge for her age, towering over Taegan who is actually very tall for her age of 4 years. Below Taegan is scratching the filly's rump.
Taegan got to sit on Oksana while we were busy cleaning the stall.
Next out was Titiana, all braided up.
She was tossing those braids into the air like Killian use to do. Rhoda brought out the saddle while Taegan carried Rhoda's helmet and Titiana's bridle.
We were impressed with how well Titiana did her very first time with a rider.
Rhoda kept this lesson short and sweet. The mare did everything she was asked to do without a fuss.
She was taken into the barn, asked to bow then given a cool shower.
She was taken right over to Valiant's breeding stand and covered by him. She stood well. By this time it was really hot outside and we still needed to move 4 bales. The middle paddock got 2 bales, Valiant's paddock got a new bale and the weanling paddock got a new bale. It sounds so easy but is kind of a hard job making sure the net wrap is off the bale and the bale is wrapped well with the hog panel before moving it inside the paddock shelter. We were tying the rope around the hog panel and I had all my weight into it to make it snug when the rope broke and I went flying, landing on my rear end. Glad that area is far from the heart. We went in to cool off a bit and took more puppy pictures. Below are the 2 male puppies. They are already sold. The three pictures below are of the largest puppy, he is a brindle male with white on his chest.
Below is the smallest puppy, he is a dark brindle. Not that he is a runt, he is just a bit smaller than the other 2.
Ruby is taking very good care of her puppies. I was ready to quit for the day but Rhoda still wanted to work with Tori. Today she wanted to ride her in the field, then take her on a trail ride by herself to see if she would be herd bound. Tori did amazing, perfectly behaved and no calling for the other horses even when Rhoda took her away from the farm.
Above she is cantering her in the round pen and below she is trotting her in the field.
Below they are coming up from the back gate after a very successful trail ride.
Sure was a hot busy day. Cooler days are coming but not tomorrow. That will be another hot day.