Well it looks like the nice weather might FINALLY be here to stay in the midwest! Two randoms things I am super excited about include the fact that my horse can get rid of her rather awkward winter coat (it did not come in very pretty-but rather orange honestly) and I’ll still have light with nice weather to be able to ride outside even after I get off work! During the colder seasons that doesn’t work very well, even with the outdoor lighting. Since O has been footsore, I’ve been spending a lot more time obsessing over her appearance. We can’t ride, but gosh dangit we can groom you like crazy! I’ve pulled her mane (test run, and then a final decision on length), trimmed her nose, around her legs , and even attempted to do her ears one day. My normally mellow mare, we found, does not tolerate foreign objects near her ears. I guess they’ll have to stay fuzzy for now.
My trainer and I always made the decision that at least kind of working would be really good for her mentally. Last night I hoped on her bareback with her bridle on and went for a walking adventure around the ring. Circles, bending, a lot of moving off my leg were on the agenda. She behaved very well, even when her best friends were calling to her from the field. I called it a success and sent her on her way. We either have 3 more days until farrier or 9….fingers crossed for the 3.