Well, no sooner do I finish telling everyone how great Shylah is when we have a day like today. Absolutely rotten little brat today, that was the worst ride I've had on her. My calm horse was a spooky, balky freakazoid. When we got back from the road ride (that's supposed to be fun!) I cantered her a few zillion laps around the round pen until she was absolutely worn out. Cantering of course being her least pleasant gait I'm curious who will be more sore tomorrow, me or her! (Yeah, I'm guessing me!)
The Battle of the Barns show is coming up on Saturday. I practiced a little jousting this morning before hitting the road. I will not make it as a professional jouster, I am sad to say. However, if I give up that class then I'm only riding in one other (the downside of having a slowpoke trotting horse is they don't put you in the speed classes!). So... eh.. The outfit this year is slightly less objectionable than last year's, but only slightly. Actually my biggest complaint is it's so scratchy! I'll post pics after it's done. :-)
More random bug pics today! I actually like these bugs though. I am still using the Coolpix camera for macro shots (I have not looked into getting it fixed, the flash is dead). I would like to get a macro lens for the D80, but for now, this works!
Now that is one smug looking bug.