Do you ever wonder what your horse does at night once you have returned home or to your hotel room if away at a show? I’m neither curious enough nor neurotic enough to set up a web camera so that I can constantly monitor my boy. I have never worried about the boys when they are tucked into their stalls at Ms. C’s house. There are rumors of hot bran mashes and mice parties in the feed buckets, but I know that I can sleep soundly when both horses are home.
Now when Ike and I go on the road, I can be a bit of a worrier. Will he get some rest? Will he have enough water and hay? Will he try to escape over the half door? Did I remember to latch the stall door?!! It helps that my friends and I take turns doing late evening barn checks. My husband has become accustomed to my request to swing by the barn after dinner “just to make sure all is well.”
Well, I learned while in Lexington, VA for the CBLM Finals last month, that Ike had a late evening visitor. My husband and I were watching television at our hotel when my phone buzzed with a new text message…
Hmm, young man, Mom is not sure that you are old enough to have girls in your “room” without adult supervision! I texted back asked what the two of them were doing and if she thought she could fit Ike’s entire head in the shot. Didn’t have to wait long to find out…
Phew! That is a lot of head to fit into a selfie. Good thing Melana has long arms. There were selfies from Friday and Saturday nights as well as daytime selfies when Melana would stop by for some Ike time. I was also informed that there might have been some snuggling as well.
Oh, Ike. Such a lady’s man. I even got to join in the selfie fun on Sunday afternoon before my Training Level final.
Maybe that is why Ike did such a stellar job – his selfie buddy was there watching his performance.
The selfies didn’t stop when we returned home either…there must be a cache of photos on Melana’s phone. Me thinks that someone misses her late night buddy.
Ike says you are welcome to visit anytime! He will leave the barn door unlocked for you.