Luna is the only rideable horse we have at the moment. Our 2 year olds are in training for this summer and our other mare is recovering from founder. And Luna is an easy keeper and gains weight fast if not ridden. So my husband rides her when he can. Yesterday at sunset he took around our country roads. She wears an English bridle as it is the only one we can find that fits her small face. She wears the cowboy martingales to keep her from popping her head up. She does this and can hit the rider in the face without them. Luna is very head strong and can get away from the rider. And the halter is still on for when my husband wants to dismount and visit with a neighbor, he can tie her up with the lead rope. Never tie a horse with the bridle and reins like in the cowboy movies. It does not work and the horse can take off and destroy a bridle, which Luna has done. I rode a well trained quarter horse once that would stay in place if you dropped the reins on the ground, Luna is not that horse.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.