I was going to do a post about our equine encounters at the Drummond Ranch. I got to have a memorable ride on a cutting horse that was as responsive as a Mercedes. Alyssa and her new friend, Ellen, had an extra ride with some great instruction from the horse trainer including saddling, feeding and grooming of their mounts. But since I am catching up on garden chores around here (pruning the tomato plants to try to coax some kind of harvest) and making a picnic supper to enjoy at a mountain lake tonight, I encourage you to check out April's post on the same horsey subject. She did a better job than I would have anyway.