Let me back up. It's been a cold winter here, but very dry. Our ground is frozen solid and has been for months. Then we finally broke the dry spell with some crazy snow. Now the snow is melting, but the ground is too frozen to absorb anything, so the sludge just sits there and floods and it's cold and awful.
|Sexy sporthorse body|
I just don't think it's a good idea to take a horse who hasn't been able to run around in weeks, tack him up, and walk down asphalt and expect anything useful to happen.
|Out for a walk|
Off we went.
We headed down the road on a loose rope. He was unbothered by the prancing Arabian stallion, passing vehicles, the runner, the dog, or the garbage cans.
I'm crossing my fingers for better weather this week, but if we don't get it, it's possible we will resume riding on the road. Nothing like exposure to create a nice broke horse, right?