Dually at Barrel practice, relaxing after his workout.
Thursday night our great friends Mark and Colleen rolled in to town from Colorado. They we coming in to pick up a new barrel horse and we got to visit. Friday night they came out and we had drinks on the deck and caught up. It was so nice to see them. They are such great people and we just love visiting with them both. Saturday Anne and I did some farm and house work. Later that afternoon we rode Dually and Drifter. They both did really well. We hooked up the truck and trailer and got ready for Sunday. Then Paul came over and we went and had sushi at Sappora in Georgetown. It just opened up and it was great! Their sushi is just as good as Tomo’s in Lexington. Then Paul and I came back to the house and watched a movie. Sunday we got up and had breakfast (Paul went and got Krispy Kremes!!) and then relaxed for a bit.
Then Anne and I went down to the barn and loaded the boys and headed to barrel practice in Versailles. Mark, Colleen, and her grandparents met us up there. We hacked around for about 45 minutes. I took Dually through the pattern at a lope about 8-10 times and he did really well. He was being a bit lazy and now I know that my main focus right now is to get him really conditioned and “wake him up” a bit. As Colleen pointed out “this is a competition!” haha. Drifter did very well. Of course he is greener than Dually but he really is coming along nicely. Anne worked him for about an hour and a half. Then we sprayed them off, loaded up and headed home. We got the boys all fed and tucked in their stalls. Colleen just sent us a text and said they were headed back west. We hate to see them go but are so glad that we got to spend some time with them while they were here. It was a fantastic weekend!