Monday, May 7, 2012

Hot and Buggy

After driving back into town Sunday afternoon, we went out to the barn for a relaxing ride.  Well, we were hoping it would be a relaxing ride, but I don't think it was for any of us.  Robin and I were just plain tired, and Bear was extremely bothered by the bugs.  It was hot and muggy without much wind, so it made for the buggiest day of the year.

For some reason bugs just like Bear.  When we are grooming and tacking, Bear easily has 3 times as many bugs on him as Steen does.  It clearly makes it hard for him to concentrate, and that in turn makes it hard for me to concentrate.

We rode out on the strip, and I was hoping we could just keep moving to keep the bug annoyance down, but that didn't work too well.  Bear was perhaps feeling a little bit better.  It can get so hard to tell, but I feel certain that he was no worse than he's been in the last week or so. 

But since none of us were having a great time, we decided to just call it a ride after thirty minutes.  That was probably the shortest ride I've done in a year.

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