Like so many others, we're having dreadful weather. We had a lot of snow, then a strange jump in temps with lots of rain that melted over a foot of snow overnight, but then went into a deep freeze with temps around 15*F for several days in a row. All of our pastures and the paths leading to them are basically skating rinks-so today, the horses were on day 2 of being stuck in their stalls/run outs, since turn out is basically impossible.
It was too cold to ride, so I brought my mare into the indoor this afternoon, did a little bit of in-hand work, and then figured I'd just turn her loose and let her get her wiggles out. She immediately took a long, very satisfying looking roll...and then spent the next 20 minutes staring at herself in the mirror, doing nothing ;) not even a buck and a fart!
So much for horses self-exercising!! I guess she's not ready to explode from boredom just yet.
Sending a lot of sympathy to everyone having a harsh winter already...
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