We had a good ride, despite him having 2 weeks off. His gaits felt even and loose. I can hardly believe he will be 22 in March. That's coming right up! He wanted to be a bit sassy at the canter but I expected that. It only took few quick reminders that he needed to behave, before he settled down. We put in about 35 minutes of work before heading back home.
Later this afternoon I headed back outside to clean her up. That's the hard thing about having horses outside in the winter....they get so dirty! Thankfully she doesn't roll like Roz, she just gets dirty from laying down to sleep. I'm glad she enjoys grooming. I got her all cleaned up and even had her tied for a good portion of the time. She gives to presure well and I figured there's no time like the present to begin tying.
After grooming her I stuck my saddle on the gate while I grabbed a few cleaning supplies. She was definitely interested in that!
While I was cleaning she and Roz were sharing this hay bale by the gate. They act as if they don't already have 3 piles of hay, on their own side of the gate. I guess the hay is always better on the other side of the fence!
Such cute ponies and getting along so well now!