|They do have shade...|
One coating of fly-spray later Sunny shifted himself enough to start grazing. Thunder leaned his head against me while I rubbed his ears, then followed Sunny's example, both of them still in the sun. There's perfectly nice shade, complete with what little breeze was blowing, available, but will they stand in it? Of course not.
C called me a few minutes ago to offer me an extra ticket to the rodeo tonight. She's in the queen contest. The temp is all the way down to 102'. Much as I enjoy a night at the rodeo... I'll be crossing my fingers for her from here, but I'm just not up for it.
Much as I loved having a beautiful, warm winter without a single month I couldn't ride outside in, I'd happily go back and trade it for several feet of snow and sub-zero.