|Rotty rot of a porch post. NOT cedar.|
|Hanging porch post|
|New cedar bottom for porch post|
The barn got 3 new boarders this month so we are now full again and 2 of them ride at night! So far, I have had someone to ride with every single time I have gone to the barn for the past 2 weeks. It is really cool! It is really different, after riding by myself almost exclusively for 16 months, but really cool. The one who rides with me the most is a good bit older and a fearful rider but I am being a "good/bad" influence and having her do things like walk up/down a hill, trotting outside and she even cantered on her own. Cantering is something she hasn't done outside of a lesson in a very long time (her words). She is thrilled I am riding with her and encouraging her to push her boundaries of comfort, hopefully, she gets her confidence soon. She has ridden in only lessons for the past 9 years, has been an "indoor arena only" person, and only with other people with her. I told her she is welcome to ride with me, but I ride outside as well as out and about.
|New porch post, "new" paint later stripped off|
as "paint+primer" was not primery enough.
Primer added and new paint put on top of that.