What started as a 90 day journey of training and trust building
with a wild American Mustang now continues...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Day 68 - Stormy Day
Photo by Katherine Payne Photography
Well, I'm grounded once again as the rain just keeps coming down in buckets. I went out to the barn today to do what I could with Marley's pen in an attempt to keep his shelter dry. When I got there it was raining, but after about 30 minutes it turned to a severe thunder storm complete with hail and a tornado warning. Of course, I had no idea about the tornado warning, so I sat in Marley's shelter with him for about two hours. The rain on his shelter mixed with the consistent booming thunder was deafening, and a couple of times Marley flinched noticeably and even jumped sideways once due to close lightning strikes and the successive crash of thunder. Most of the time though, I sat in the corner and Marley snoozed with his head hung, chin resting on my knees. While I would have loved to ride today, and we REALLY need the training time, it was nice to sit with Marley during such a miserable day. While I can't be sure, I think he enjoyed my company. I know I enjoyed his.