This weather has to be breaking some record or other at this point. Seventy degrees F, plus in some places.
We took some horses to the beach today. Paid 10.00 for a pass that is good from Labor day 2009 - Memorial day 2010. We packed a camera and plastic bags to scoop up poop should it happen. There were 9 trailers in the parking lot and lots of cars coming and going. The non horsey people were great and even those who are not interested to see the horses were courteous to them and us.
It was Hot Spots first trip to the beach (since he's been with us anyway) and Raychell's first beach riding experience. Linda and Annie had been once or maybe twice before. Both horses did really well with all the people and dogs and kids with balls and assorted brightly colored gadgets. No kites today or wind surfers.
We managed to get the horses to allow the edge of waves to wash over their feet while leading them--but the bravery did not hold up after we were mounted and there was no one to go first. Maybe next time.