I hate to keep repeating myself, but it's hot out here. Summer has definitely arrived! But once again, I always keep my horse's comfort in mind. Just like all of you, I fret about my horse standing in the sun all day or baking in the heat. So I toss him into his covered paddock (his "cabana") during the afternoon. Or I turn on a pop-up sprinkler that Ron installed. It's located right outside Wally's turnout pen. Honestly, I didn't mean for Wally to use it as his personal shower. It really was designed to knock down the dust, especially so that when we're hosting a BBQ our guests don't make comments like, "My, what gives this cole slaw that crunchiness?"
(Answer: "Oh, that would be the dust from Wally's turnout paddock.")
But as you can see, Wally enjoys the spray from the pop-up sprinkler. In fact, he'll trot right into the water as soon as he hears it shooshing through the air. I'm glad Wally sees the pop-up sprinkler as something meant for his summertime comfort. However, I have news for him. I ABSOLUTELY draw the line at buying him a wading pool, Water Wiggle or Slip 'N Slide. Sometimes even Horse Moms have to say, "No."
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