Hot and humid weather, this is typical for summer in NY. As I left my house the air was so thick and hazy, you could chew it.
As I’m driving towards the barn, the sunny sky briefly disappears and a short rain shower attempts to clean the dust off my car. As I get closer to the barn, the sun reappears.
I get Martini from his stall and start grooming him. Because of the heat I tell him, we are gonna skip the cantering tonight. I swear his eyes perk up lol.
We approach the mounting block, I climb the stairs and get on. Because of the heat all 4 doors are open in the arena. There is a nice breeze coming through. As we complete our first lap around I start to incorporate a beautiful 20 meter circle. And then we heard it. The loud rumble of thunder.
A general good rule of thumb, when it’s thundering, you don’t want to be riding a horse. Even if they are totally bomb proof, it’s never a good idea. So I dismount pretty quickly. We take a look at the sky to see what it looks like and sure enough, the storm clouds are right over us.
So I exit the arena and get Martini un-tacked and back into his stall just as the sky opens up with a heavy rain. The storm lasted maybe 15 minutes, but at this point all the horses were ready for their dinner.
Till next time my friend ❤️🐴