Yesterday I rode Phoenix. He was surprisingly energetic for the amount of heat. I’m so tired of it being hot out! I have a lesson tonight and the high today is 96, ick! Anyways, rode Phoenix over in the small square of grass by the pastures then we took a walk in the big hay field to cool off. Although I’ve been at this barn for years I had never ventured over there. I will say there wasn’t much growing with the lack of rain and the heat, but it was a nice walk.
Turnout was funny with the horse show, so I turned the boys back outside after my ride, along with my friend’s horse since he hadn’t gotten out yet. So of course I hung out watching the show after that. I’m sitting watching and I look at my paddock boots only to realize they have separated from the sole on one side creating a big hole. Argh! They are less than a year old so I’m not happy. I had a pair of Ariats for 8 years before, but now it seems nothing is made well. I originally bought another pair of Ariats back when the old faithfuls died, but the crazy boots kept dying my feet blue no matter what I did and the insoles fell apart in two months. Thankfully my tack shop took those back and I got a pair of Tredstep Giottos. Those are the ones that now have a hole in them, although I thought they were great otherwise. Tack shop is going to ask about a replacement, so we’ll see.