The weather here has been very similar to British weather lately. One minute it's raining. Then it's sunny. Then it's raining AND sunny! Then back to rain. Black clouds fill the sky, then they're gone and the sun is out again.
It has been like this all week.
Lauren and I decided to go for a trail ride today. The weather called for sun in the morning and early afternoon, then rain toward the evening. We met at the barn at noon and it was sunny, warm (almost hot), and there wasn't a dark cloud to be found. She tacked up Lucy and I tacked up Brantley, and we headed out with Cairo alongside us. It was a gorgeous day and we were in high spirits.
Brantley is doing very well on his trail rides, but we had done mostly walking and just tiny bits of trotting. Today I decided we'd trot some more, and maybe even try a little canter if he behaved. We trotted the whole way out and were about 2 miles from the barn, exploring some small trails off the main field, when I felt a few drops of rain. I looked up and the sky was BLACK.
|Cairo watches the rain roll in.|
We trotted right up to the barn as it rained harder and harder, dismounted, got inside, and the sun came out.
Both horses looked at us like, REALLY?!
They got lots of carrots, a good rub down, and then they went outside in the sunshine to have some hay in their paddocks.
|shelter from the storm! wait, what storm? it's sunny!|
|Brantley and I celebrating our survival! Haha.|