Too bad about the cancelled ride, Nu! I was going to take my mare out this Saturday (70% chance of storms) and on the 5th (another high chance of rain). Never been on that poker ride, but I hear that it is fun.
Have been walking/trotting my mare with Easyboot Epics on her front feet only, trying to get her back up to speed for more trail riding, after she broke off the piece of hoof Labor Day weekend. My farrier says it's OK to walk her without boots, and with boots she should be good for anything. Today I put the western saddle back on for the first time in over a month. Had been using my new bareback pad. She still won't lope. Put her in the round pen after I took the saddle off and she loped just a few strides on her stiff side, no problem the other direction. Yesterday I picked up some joint supplement for her, hoping that it will help with her stiff back leg. She had gotten better just before she broke her hoof. At any rate, we mostly trot and walk on trail.
I guess since it will be storming this weekend I just may get the house cleaned LOL