Well thanks to a brigade of parents, clients, students, and mostly cooperative horses, we are all packed in at our new facility. Since I had to work that day, I wasn’t able to contribute. I’ll be sure to do a picture tour soon, but for now we are actually closed up shop. With the high for today being all of 14 degrees, there is no riding. It doesn’t look like it will be out of dangerous cold temperatures, -4 and -8 are both on the forecast until Tuesday or Wednesday. And even then, that is a maybe.
So what is everyone doing to keep themselves occupied in this arctic blast?
I personally have been continuing my efforts on my 3 year plan, and watching my daughter lose her mind over Christmas toys. Including this bouncy horse, which she actually prefers to take care of than ride. She brings water from the kitchen to wash him, dries him back off again (including a makeshift sweat scraper) and then brushes him. At least she is picking up some good habits from this summer at the barn.
I’ve also been making some tweaks here to agifthorseblog.com. I opted to take a little more control this year, and so far am enjoying it. But God knows that I’m sure I missed a link or photo or something in the transition – so please let me know if you find something broken.
In the meantime, stay warm! Hopefully more interesting updates to come.