Time for everyone to come out of their hibernation and show up at the barn again! With that, the "barn gossip" starts to go into full effect (oh, the joys of a boarding barn!)
My guys were happy to get out yesterday in the 74+ degrees weather, and when lunging one of my usually alert and forward moving critters, he was actually l-a-z-y ! I think the still-winter coat was weighing him down in the heat! I'll take that, though, against the guy who was lunging his horse who hadn't been out in a couple of weeks...I was afraid one of them was going to get hurt. The strong winds didn't help!
I hope this great weather is not a trick, and we really are in spring!!
Yep, my TB had it yesterday, and so did her little TB friend, who managed to scoot past me as I was putting my mare back out in the pasture. Meanwhile I almost went down in the HUGE mud-hole at the gate! Fun.
She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!
Here's the story of my first spring ride on my horse's blog "Mudville" . I haven't ridden since the last thaw the week of Christmas. It felt WONDERFUL!!! He had a great time too. He was such a good boy, and afterwards, he just had such a calm and contented look on his face. (not like the expression in the picture of him in the cooler with the flash going off in his face )
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and you made a bad decision.
With the gorgeous weather, I was rather shocked that my coming-6 OTTB was such an angel this weekend. We had a schooling show on Saturday, only did about 10 minutes of warm-up, waited 45 minutes for our three classes, took 2nd in the first one and 1st in the second two. I could not possibly have been prouder.
Now if only we could transfer his angelic behavior in the indoor to being that placid while out on the trails or riding next to pastures with galloping horses on turnout, we'd be good to go.