When we first got there, we had about 10mins to warm up while the cows roamed around the arena. Buddy immediately perked up and wanted to see the cows, but we were able to have a decent warm up with a little w-t-c each way. We watched a few other groups go and when we went in for our turn Buddy took off trotting down towards the end and the cows. He was amped! The first few runs went ok. Bud was pretty excited and wanted to keep chasing the cows so we had to have a discussion about what it means when I asked him to stop. L's mare hasn't been on cows much but she's starting to figure out how to chase them and cut them out of the herd.
We took a break for dinner and let the horses rest for bit. Dinner was pulled pork sandwiches, pasta salad, and an awesome blackberry cobbler. Seriously I would pay $20 just for the food!
When we got back on, the managers had put up a heater where everyone was waiting. It was hovering around 30* and it was very appreciated. All the horses didn't seem to care about it and L's mare really loved standing next to it. When we went back for our final couple rounds Dar didn't want to walk away from the heater.
|Pic of the heater shamelessly stolen from the farm's FB page. The paint in the background is L's mare Dar.|