Yesterday was going to be TR's first day of "real" cowboying, all by himself on his own horse! The plan was to gather a field of cows and push them through a gate. Unfortunately for TR his mom is a fair weather cowboy and when we looked out the window that morning and saw all the rain, mom chickened out! We were hoping that maybe we could get it done today instead, but no such luck! I think the weather is even worse today, gale force winds and rain coming at you sideways. We did get his horse for him yesterday afternoon and let him ride around the yard for awhile. We have an awesome horse for him to ride. His name was "Oats," but for some reason TR thinks his horse is supposed to be named "Marley." No idea where that came from, but every horse he comes across is named "Marley." If there are 2 horses standing in the field, both are named "Marley." If one is black and the other is a palomino, they are "Black Marley" and "Yellow Marley." At least he's getting his colors figured out!
"Oats/Marley" handles awesome for a little kid. TR even had him spinning...nice and slow, but pretty nice. The other great thing about him is you give TR the reins and the horse will follow you where ever you go. TR thinks he's calling the shots, but really you are.
I think summer is finally over. About time right? This last week has definitely been silk scarf weather in the mornings, and from the sounds of things next week will be even cooler. Bring on winter so we can get to branding season!