4th of March. That is when I can start riding again. And I seriously can not wait. I went down to the first muster of the year for pony club yesterday, and it almost killed me seeing everyone else doing fun things with their ponies. Actually, I just checked my calendar - 1 more week!
I hadn't lunged Pumpkin in a few days, so when I went out yesterday he was full of spicy energy. I ended up working him for just over one hour, getting his walk-trot and trot-canter transitions snappy. Also I just wanted to really start getting his fitness and muscle up, so lots of trotting. Towards the 45 minute mark he had a few moments of stretching down and raising his back in the trot, which is great. He usually has a bit of tension in the trot that I can't shake but we cracked through. Once this rain leaves (we are expecting 300 mls, and for it to be raining until Saturday. Yuk.) I hope we can go right back and see improvement with more spurts of stretch and relaxation.
And this morning he whinnied when I called! And cantered! He looked so genuinely happy to see me! Haha. It seems very trivial, but he is a very non-vocal and hard to please horse, so this is actually a big deal :P
So anyway, that is it.
Have a fantastic day :)