It started with another field trip for Sydney. He got to go back to Cha Ching's place for an easy peasy lemmon squeezy morning ride. He was a very good boy. Well mostly ... he didn't load up at the barn like I like, but some gentle hazing by a passing neighbor got him in. Click photos for larger view.
I pulled Speedy out of the arena and turned Sydney loose. Sydney tends to get anxious in there after about ten minutes. I wanted to see how long he could stay out there while being relaxed. I gave him a pan of alfalfa cubes to go with the left-over hay and continued with my barn chores. I checked on him every few minutes, and was delighted that he spent more than an hour just snacking, wandering around, and sunning himself. Hmm ... maybe the Fluphenazine is doing its thing?
With Speedy in his stall and Sydney out relaxing, I decided to clean the tack room. I love cleaning the tack room. It always gives me such a feeling of satisfaction when I am done. I had bought three new plastic storage tubs and wanted to get all my goodies into them. The dust at our barn seeps into everything! Here's my half of the tack room after a good sweeping ... Click photos for larger view.
When I looked at my watch as I was leaving, I was ecstatic to see that I had spent six hours at the barn. Now that's a vacation!