DH and I got out yesterday, as the weather was simply too good to resist! It was 43 and sunny with only a light wind when we left the barn about 3pm.. maybe spring is coming after all.
Decided to get all 3 kids out for the first time. Both Dream and Sultan acted like ponying was old hat to them, which was such a thrill for me. And a good thing too, because trying to deal with reins and a rope and checking footing for 2 horses while moving at speed was more than enough things for my brain to worry about!
Thrilled to say we did the ride at the same pace we would have if I had been riding without a spare horse! Even tackling the single-file-needed terrain went smoothly.
Just for fun, I hopped onto Sultan bareback for the last bit of the trip home. He was fine with it but Dream was not impressed (mostly because I was insistent she lead from the right, which she is not a fan of.. I could almost her her thinking 'all good horsepeople know you lead from the left, stupid!!' as we went along
Had hoped to get George out again today, but the nasty storm affecting the east coast is here.. so far not much by way of snow, but 30+mph winds is just no fun and I weenied out.
02/17/13 george 16.2 miles 6.1 mph 143.38 total miles
02/18/13 dream 6.39 miles 4.7 mph 149.77 total miles
02/21/13 dream 3.52 miles 5.2 mph 153.29 total miles
03/03/13 dream 21.76 miles 6.4 mph 175.05 total miles
03/05/13 dream 10.67 miles 6.2 mph 185.72 total miles