The weather here has been hot and humid. I hate humidity. Besides making you feel swampy as soon as you step outside, it brings on migraines for me. So I’ve been pretty miserable all week, until last night anyway, when some cooler, dryer air moved in.
But when I rode Luke yesterday, it was still humid and he was not very enthusiastic about moving. Next Saturday, if things come through, I’ll be riding in a clinic where I board. I mainly want help with figuring out why Luke won’t canter to the right. He’s never been very balanced or strong going to the right, but now he just won’t stay in the canter and it feels all wrong. I think he’s cross-cantering but I need a second set of eyes and another opinion on how to fix it as nothing I’ve tried is working.
I went to the annual Irish Fair at Harriet Island today. I mainly enjoy going to hear the music and watch other people listening to the music, especially the uninhibited little kids, who dance with utter abandon. I wish I could have photographed some of that but parents tend to get a little freaked out when strangers take pictures of their children.
I did capture this one little girl. You see a lot of River Dance hair at the fair, since many of the girls perform at the event.
And there was this girl, who was running in circles with her dog.
But like I said initially, the main reason I like attending the Irish Fair is the music. The first group I saw was called McInnis’ Kitchen.
My favorite group of the day was the two men in Reverse Cowboy. Besides great music they included a bit of humor that brought a smile to these Irish eyes.
So just in case you like Irish music and dance like I do, I’ve included a couple videos from the High Kings — the first is music, the second is drum and dance.