Drop and Roll

Drop and Roll

This is a time of year when Zelda gets hot and itchy. Always one to enjoy a roll after a ride, she sometimes barely waits until I get her saddle off. This is what happened on Saturday. After a vigorous and exciting hunt on a warm November day, I dismounted in the host’s sand arena. […]

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Some wet saddle blankets

After rolling

We’ve had a few nice warm days and it’s been time to start Zelda back into regular work. When it’s in the 50s, you don’t want to¬† miss the opportunity to be outside in the sun. Not that she agrees. Yesterday, we had a few, well, disagreements about her work ethic. We had been out […]

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Rolling is ridiculous

There is something ridiculous about a horse rolling. Even more ridiculous is a horse lying on its back with its feet in the air! My horses love to roll, especially Zelda, who will drop to the ground seconds after I remove her saddle (and I am always quick about it). But the folks who shot […]

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Where does your horse roll?

Our horses have several “rolling” spots in their pasture. Generally they eschew the clean, dry grass for a mud pit or at least a lot of dirt. Freedom rolls several times a day, as far as I can tell — immediately before I want to ride (that’s in the muddy spot), immediately after I’ve hosed […]

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