Oh man, guys. Today was almost 50* out and it's starting to feel+look all spring-y outside....I am DYING to ride.
I'm really really trying to wait until May for Miss Lace because, though she's been super sound since October, I REALLY want her to come back totally sound.
Maybe it would be ok to hop on her and walk around? I mean, she is still being ridden once a week by a little 90 pounder and she's even progresed to sound trotting+kid...I'm only about 50 pounds heavier than that kid...
Walking with me, just around the pasture, might be good exercise for her?
Anyway, on the note of it being warm, tonight the girls are getting to go blanket-less for the first time since mid-October!
Lacey is super thrilled.
This winter has been her "being a horse" winter and she's realy discovered that she likes not wearing a blanket. I'm sure her opinion would change if I "forced" her to go an entire winter without any blanket, and she does she really appreciate blankets on cold days, but she's really been enjoying being "free" sans blanket on a regular basis.
Anyway, she's happy.
Hazel, on the other hand, was very confused and slightly offended that I didn't put her blanket on her.
She'll be totally fine, of course, but she's SO habit-oriented that the mere fact I did not blanket her really threw her off.
I don't think she even really cares about the blanket itself, the issue was that I didn't follow our "protocol".
Poor dear was sticking her nose through the fence, doing her soft little baah. It was pathetic. I reminded her that she would be fine. She disagreed. Silly girl!
In other Hazel news, if she's not having babies, I'm super thrilled about the amount of weight she's gained! She was ridiculously skinny for the longest time and now she's finally rounding herself out! Looking less like a refugee.
If she is having babies...well, that explains the huge belly. But at this point I'm thinking just good weight gain.
Tuesday is her last possible "due date" so there's only 5-8 days after that to wait until we can be sure.
[it would be SUPER ironic though if she had been bred the day I brought her home... I would laugh. I would not exactly put it past her though! We'll see.]
Anyhoo, two pictures:
One of Lacey, proudly showing off her blanket-less-ness:
And the other, a little drawing I did in my Jazz History class today...
I got bored...again.