03-18-2010, 11:59 AM
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Lots of things.....Some I'm not too crazy about.
1) I have to do the impossible of task of getting a farrier to actually drive up to our house, since it is so far away from town that nobody wants to drive that far.
2) I have to begin conditioning the frisky, winter-fresh horses who think its fun to kick up their heels and buck all the way down the arena because they feel good after a long winter of light riding.
3) I get to go through the tack room and clean saddles, bridles, bits, stirrups, cinches, pads, blankets....flymasks, breast collars, blankets.....halters, reins, martingales.....and everything else under the sun.
4) Washing the trailer. ****. The ancient two-horse is the one we use most often, because, well, no one wants to haul the big four-horse if we don't have to. Our road is really scary with that thing o.o
5) Clean off five inches of fluff and fur from our beloved equine children. Work mud clots out of their manes and tails, and beging putting them on their show feed again. Following that, I must clips their whiskers...and on the paints, make sure their white pops by doing a little clip on the base color.
6) More cardiac work! Getting up really early for long periods of extended trotting, then coming out at noon to do it again, and then.....one final time before I go sleep. -headdesk- This means sitting for a while on the most uncomfortable trot ever.
That's my spring for the next month or so. Thheeennn we get to the fun stuff....
1) Competing again!