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Water, water, everywhere

24 July 2012 Comments

Recently we had some strong storms come through Houston. The statistics on them were impressive—50-year flood levels in some areas, more rain in a few days then we had gotten in 6+ months combined last year, etc.

The barn Ro and Dexter had been at until recently flooded. Everyone got out ok, although they are still working on cleanup and still haven’t been able to move all the horses back yet. Hopefully they’ll be able to do that this weekend.

The barn Ro and Dexter are at now made it through ok. The fields are still drying out (pop-up afternoon storms aren’t helping anyone in that regard), but it was never in danger of flooding.

Dexter, water baby that he is, was unfazed.

Ro was less than pleased. I’d switched her to a different paddock a few weeks before the storm event for various other reasons, and that paddock was too wet to leave her out—so she ended up stalled for a few days. She tolerates being stalled, but it doesn’t make her happy.

As soon as the big field dried out enough, I tossed her back out. I figured she would go find the driest part of the field and stand in it thinking up ways to get revenge on me (because the rain and resulting water is all my fault, you know).

She immediately went out to the middle of the biggest puddle (small lake?), stood in it, and splashed. She must have been watching Dex more than I realized…

The next day I went out to check on her and she cantered up to me. Through the water. Um. Ok.

What happened to Miss Jumps Wet Dirt? Miss I’d Rather Die Than Get My Feet Wet?

Whatever happened, I’m liking it.

Tagged: Horses, Horses - Dexter, Horses - Ro, United States, United States - Texas, United States - Texas - Houston, Weather

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