A co-worker and I share the same opinion about this time of year. Not only are the short days depressing but the mud and the cold weather don't help.
Ride #60 was great and then Emi ended up with 7 days off (besides being lunged one of those days). Lack of motivation (see above: dark, rainy, cold) combined with a busier than normal social calendar is to blame for the time off.
|Lunging on Tuesday and it was so cold!|
Did I mention that we have a clinic tomorrow? Sounds like the perfect prep prior to taking a green three year old to a clinic...not! If it doesn't go well it's entirely my fault, however, I'm feeling more confident after a fabulous ride tonight. Not only had Emi been off work for 7 days but horses were in today due to ice and it was about 32 degrees when I went out to ride tonight. I lunged her for less than 10 minutes before hopping on and she was lovely. Way less spooky than she had been. I kept our ride short but did several three loop serpentines and some canter transitions. It's amazing how much easier things are when your horse isn't spooking at both ends of the arena! Hopefully I'll have so new photos and/or video after the clinic.
|This is what my car looked like before I went to the barn...|
|Such a good girl! Pretty sure she growing as her butt seems to be getting taller.|