|The zip of my boots.|
|The scratch of Velcro.|
|The snap of stirrup leathers.|
|The squeak of the saddle as I settle into the tack.|
|The swish of a tail and soft snufflings of my senior citizen as he grazes.|
And, the rushing gurgle of the creek behind my house after a soaking rain.
Some sounds that I didn't include might be: the wheeze of heavy breathing as I do trot sets; the uneven shuffle of an abscess-ey horse walking on gravel; the thunder of hoofbeats as Eddie runs up the hill into the back field when it's time for me to ride; and the chaotic clatter of PVC jump poles when Eddie carelessly disregards the crossrails in the gymnastic.
Whatever your sounds of summer are......Happy Summer!