The Barn Bunch was back in force today. I only rode Phantom at a walk and trot...after all, it was still hot and muggy. But it was kind of nice to slow things down to a walk to feel my position during leg yields and shoulders-in. Finished with a round and connected trot.
The outdoor arena is open for use! Genevieve and Lindsey took advantage, but I kept inside out of the sun. Even with sun block I start to crisp after 15-20 minutes. So I'll check it out next week.
Had to re-band Phantom's mane today since it was falling apart. His mane is too long and thick to leave natural, so I do a quickie Continental braid. Prevents dreadlocks and keeps his neck cool in this weather. The Goober Boy seems to appreciate my efforts. And he looks darned handsome with the braid that is easier than it appears.
Brought the little Goober Boy out to the barn today, too. Regrettably, his girlfriends weren't there, so he had no one to play with. Too hot to round up imaginary sheep anyway!
By the way -- that isn't my saddle in the photo, but it's a twin.