Tuesday today (day 7 I suppose) and it's such a ridiculously warm day today I rode in just Jodphurs rather than ski-pants! Nice to actually feel the horse underneath me for a change
Yesterday it snowed all day so I didn't even attempt to do anything with the boys. I took their hay out early in the evening though as I was feeling pretty sorry for them by then - snow snow snow all day and it was warm too so poor Arthur (donk) was damp too
Today I am unusually tired, don't know why particularly. Yesterday i started with physio which I did follow with a dip in the hot tub and a couple of lengths of the pool. I am fit, but not swimming fit - I wonder if that tired me out? Anyway, I pushed past the tiredness and went out to ride.
Konnie came round the 'internal block' of the acreage with snorting at the garage, and we went straight past Riley when we got back and did the loop again. Much improvement. He is quite a hot horse - anxious - it will take a long time to work through this and have him trusting me and vice versa, but we are on the right track.
Then I tacked up Riley and we went around the fields to the neighbours. He did NOT want to go past the machines by the quanset again, but we did it anyway
and then up to the house where lovely neighbours came out with a bag of carrots
. Then around the house and over the far side of the fields. I am really liking my big black furry trail riding monster.
Back to the weather: the radio talks about the lovely warm weather we're having - I don't think it's lovely! Warm = melt = wet ! I've had 42 years of wet chilly UK winters and have no desire to have that here too. Bring back the minus 5 and colder please.