Today it was 58 degrees outside.. in January. I couldn't stand to not ride, despite the 30mph sustained wind (later found out its gusting to 50mph ).
Everything is either mud or under water or both, so I figured going out bareback would work my legs even just walking. What I didn't plan on was Dream acting like a stereotypical ayrab, jigging and prancing and in general being a idiot. I brought one of the dogs along for the first time, thinking we would be going for a peaceful stroll and I could work on "heel" from horseback. Instead Dream's antics scared the crap out of Mia (notice how far away she was staying!).
Thank goodness she eventually settled down, as I was not going to reward her bad behavior by returning home.. but I was rather worried we would be out there for hours (and I knew the monsoonal rain was coming). I guess she was just reminding me she could be an idiot all the time and I thought be thankful this kind of display is rare! And she was kind enough to not dump me off into the mud (which she could have easily done.. been a long time since I have ridden bareback much).
01/11/13 george 7.06 miles 5.7 mph 28.89 total miles
01/12/13 dream 4.83 miles 4.1 mph 33.72 total miles
01/19/13 dream 2.34 miles 3.1 mph 36.06 total miles
01/21/13 george 5.27 miles 4.3 mph 41.33 total miles
01/30/13 dream 2.03 miles 3.9 mph 43.36 total miles