Weather finally cooperated and I got some much-needed saddle time in on Sultan. Says something about how ugly the winter has been when 34 with only a light wind was exciting ride weather.. our normal high for this time of year is 50!
Once nice thing about the raging winds lately was that they did a pretty good job drying up all the melting snow. The snow is gone most places, with only the big plow piles or protected north sides of slopes hanging around. The ground isn't totally dry, but it was dry enough the overnight low froze it into something that was almost nice footing!
When I came home on a trail I hadn't attempted to travel all winter because its generally wet (therefore would be a sheet of ice), wasn't I horrified to find this:
Who needs a nice wooded trail anyway?!
*sigh* The downside to riding on private land.. nobody to stop the landowner from making "improvements."
Once I got back, out came the clippers and Dream and George got clipped for the upcoming ride. Seemed insane to be clipping a horse when it's still so cold outside, but the weatherman swears its going to get warmer after today..
Of course their blankets went right back on after the clipping was done. By this time last year, everyone was nekkid. This year, they are still in their middleweights!
03/17/14 dream w/george 15.66 miles 6.2 mph 167.54 total miles
03/27/14 sultan 12.04 miles 6.7 mph 179.58 total miles