Independent from work in that I really have only been working Friday and Monday nights!
Saturday was perfect. I went out and rode Granite, then went for a little run with Daphne, then spent the rest of the day by the pool with a cooler of beer, my Practical Horseman and TK! We stayed there til dinner time then went and got Mexican food (my most favorite) then came home and watched Pulp Fiction (I had never seen it, this was apparently unacceptable).
Sunday was lovely as well. I rode my horse and then bathed him and the dog. Then I went over to D's and cleaned THREE saddles, TWO bridles and various other pieces of leather. She sent me home with her Otto Schumaker dressage saddle to try on Granite. Shes currently not utilizing it and thought that maybe I could if it fit (its a wide tree and I'm currently riding him in a medium-wide which fits great).
Then I went to TK's family's house for a 4th celebration. We grilled out and I met 50 of his closest relatives (um, nervous much?). Then we watched fireworks over the lake! Sounds like I got the family stamp of approval because..... (drum roll please).... I am now the official GF :)
After that fabulous day, I woke up early on Monday to go on a 5.5+ mile run with Eva at my favorite City Park Greenway (its off and on road... really pretty and shaded for the most part). Then we went to go riding and celebrate Reno's 4th birthday (with watermelon). Eva got some pictures of Granite and I. He is coming along nicely although, my equitation is getting worse and worse! yuck!
Getting ready to go. I love this profile of him.
Yuck Rachel hands! Pretty Granite Pony.
Canter! (chicken elbows!)
Huge stride! Not the pretty hunter one I had hoped for--more ground covering (klobering)...
MORE WATERMELON AUNT EVA!!! PLEASE!!!