Thanks to Hurricane Alex, we've had unheard-of rain most of this week. The silver lining to the clouds is that our parched land has greedily absorbed as much of it as it could. I tweaked my back (doing nothing) and am tethered to my TENS unit this weekend, but it would be too soggy to ride in any case.
My only complaint is that the unseasonable rain has done weird things to my horses' feet, which would ordinarily be dry and cracking about now. Instead, they are white, soft, and crumbly. They shed their entire frogs at once — I pulled them off with no effort at all — and they were completely white. I put ThrushX all over the soles of their feet, but it's too wet to do anything about it right now. My back won't allow me to bend over to do anything anyway. All I can do is hope.
So the Boyz's job this weekend is to mow the dog yard, which makes them very happy.
Hope y'all get to enjoy your ponies this weekend.