It was really hot today around 85 degreese Fahrenheit all day. (That´s close to 30 degreese Celsius.) No wind.
This morning after our play time Trigger and I took a bath outside. Later this afternoon I gave Diamond, Buster and the dogs baths as well. I can´t say that they look cleaner than before…the second after I turned the water of they all rolled around in the mud. I believe they enjoyed their baths anyway J
Diamond is recovering well after Triggers attack last week. I was very worried for a while. His wounds are healing well and he got three clean gaits now….and tons of energy! He was very excited today when I took him for a walk. At one time I actually let go of the rope when he got really excited. I didn´t feel that I had the energy to match his. The property is fenced so there was no danger of him running out on the road or something. When I walked up to him he looked at me and I could almost hear him saying “What took you so long?”
He´s an interesting horse Diamond. I only had him since February. He is an Arab/Mustang Cross. I am thankful that I have the chance of getting to know him. He teaches me a lot. I´ve got ta feeling that he was under a lot of pressure when he was young. Forced through situations that he didn´t understand and wasn´t ready for. He is very submissive and knows what he is supposed to do. When you come up with a halter he always comes to you and put his head in the halter. At the same time he chews frenetically and keeps his mouth open a long time after you put the halter on. He does the same thing with rope halters and headstalls with bits. When you put a saddle on him he stands completely still but his body is shivering. You can tell that he is really stressed. He doesn´t like being tied up for grooming. He stands still without being tied, so most of the time there is no need for tying him.