It’s no secret the cold season is my favorite time of the year.
Everything around the barn feels easier when it doesn’t have to be done while soaking in sweat.
The mud, yeah, everybody has to deal with that. For us, it just means that this here, walking on the lake bottom (below) a few months ago, is no longer.
The lake is full!
With winter mud comes winter abscesses. Poor Gandolf, Nancy’s horse, is recovering from one in the barn and hasn’t been in regular work for some time. Instead, I ride Misty a bit. Of course it’s not the same.
Miss Valiosa, my no-jump-grey-mare, had a short easy-breezy workout this morning, and did her very first jump in canter with me for fun. It was enormous.
Earlier attempts either on the lunge or free have only made her anxious, so we just did it together under saddle instead. She’s such a good girl, doing it on the first try.
Stop by on Sunday – time for a Dressage On A Dime tip!