|My arena. At noon. Wish I was kidding.|
Vacation is over.
That said, my world is still ice over frozen footing. Despite the fact we're facing some sort of epic drought crisis, the weather refuses to warm up enough to let snow from a month ago just melt. Whiiiiiiiiiine. Sore subject.
So. A friend headed back to school came out on Friday and rode the little dude out in the pasture. He was shockingly good, given that he hasn't done anything since his one ride mid-December and hadn't actually worked since November.
I thought the footing was slightly safer in the field than the arena and he marched around like he owned the place.
|One of his better moments|
My friend just floated him the reins and kept him moving and eventually he figured out how to trot instead of tranter and flail. I tried to get video, but somehow managed to only video my feet and the ground. Oops. Probably just as well.
|Taken at 1pm on Friday. Not edited.|
I'm hoping that by the, January will be over and the footing will improve and we can put his shoes back on and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING.
|So cute with a new friend up|
No pictures of me up--my winter breeches have no pockets and our usual photographer has escaped to warmer climates. Oh well.
It's my first time giving a horse a structured winter break. I'm curious to see how he comes back in to work and how long my motivation holds in this weather. It is nasty.