Sorry for the delay – it has continued to be monsoon season here.
Sunday it rained a steady, heavy rain all day. Literally all day long. I wasn’t able to go mess with Smokey at all because of the combined mud and continuing rainfall. He was still in his pen where it had returned to slip and slide conditions so I felt just awful about it.
My plan had been to let him out into the surrounding paddock on Sunday (even though he hadn’t cantered on the lungeline yet) so that his feet could get a break from the mud. Alas, the extreme wet conditions combined with the fact that most of that paddock is on a hill made it impossible for that to happen. I didn’t want his first taste of freedom to be running at full speed and not able to stop due to slick Georgia clay. So the poor guy had to spend one more sopping wet night in the mud.