Now Mom and I are talking about moving Queen Estes down to fat pasture, if Ida has room for her. She's holding her own - weight-wise - but not gaining any and the cold hasn't even truly hit. She would benefit greatly from being on fat pasture with her old herd and she'd be closer too!
I'm feeling the pinch, though. If we do take Estes to fat pasture, we'll have to move her this upcoming weekend, which means I have very limited days to ride. Tuesday and possibly Friday. Not much time at all.
The bonus of taking Her Highness to fat pasture, besides the obvious, is that I'll get to see the babies. Who aren't really babies any more - they're almost three-year olds.
|Digger and Dakota at a year (two springs ago)|
|Dakota last spring -isn't she beautiful?|
My plan for the winter is to get caught up on all the blog posts I didn't get done this summer. I've got lots of pictures and took a lot of really good rides, but never sat down long enough to spit them out.
In other semi-fantastic news: Heidi Nyland Melocco, released the cover of Julie Goodnight's next book...
I'm feeling a give-away coming on. I'm not sure when the book will be released, but Heidi will notify those of us whose less-than-perfect trail rides ended up in the book when there's a release date. Let's just say that Estes was not always the perfect-for-me horse. But, damn, I love that mare.