While I clearly haven't had much to write about for the last few weeks, last night I did manage to accomplish things
. DST is really helpful for me in the spring because I am so much more productive with daylight hours in the evening as opposed to the mornings!
|Gratuitous shot of DH and my favorite (headless) #farmdog|
I had DH drag the arena Tuesday, so it was perfect last night! I quickly tacked up Cinna and headed out for a quick lunge -- after liberally coating myself with grey hairs, because she decided to blow her entire winter coat the week before the horse show. Because #greyhorseproblems... lol. Considering the lack of work this calendar year, Cinna came out with her game face on. She only had one spook in the scary corner with the chairs, but she was happy to investigate them, and then continue working.
|Does the scary chair have cookies?|
We didn't work long (she's not terribly fit), but she gave me very lovely W/T/C both directions, including some of the nicest canter departs I've seen from her to date, and she stayed balanced and calm at the canter as opposed to taking off at Mach 10. After her brief workout, we went and loaded on the trailer a few times (no sass, hooray! Especially since I'll have to load her alone on Saturday...), and then I let her graze on baby spring grass while I took the shedding blade to her AGAIN.
Then I booked it out to the barn for a brief ride on poor neglected Ruby, who I haven't seen for a few days. Hopefully after the horse show I'll have more time to focus on taking her out on the trails -- I have some potentially interesting plans and possibilities percolating in my brain about a new direction and adventures for me and my best bay girl..... will keep you posted if the insanity sticks ;)
In the meantime -- hoping for better weather and a productive finish to my week before taking Cinna to her second show Saturday! And I also need to spend a few hours shedding out the geriatrics at my house -- spring has sprung!
Have fun at the show! My entire life is covered is horse hair right nowReplyDelete
Oh my gosh yes. So much horse hair!! But the birds on our farm love it -- there'll be horse hair nests popping up soon!Delete
oh man, the shedding is REAL. luckily my guy decided to hit pause while we experience the worst cold snap of the season... but i can feel it coming! glad it was a good ride and so excited for Cinna to get out into that show ring!ReplyDelete
Shedding season always makes me regret not body clipping haha. And yes, I'm getting excited for Saturday! Hopefully riding tonight keeps me enthused and doesn't make me regret entering 😂Delete
Yay little grey mare!ReplyDelete
She was a good girl!Delete
Oooo. I'm intrigued by what you and the big bay girl have in store.ReplyDelete
Sounds like Cinna is ready to tackle spring. :)
Nothing set in stone yet, but some half-hatched plans and possibilities -- my favorite!Delete
And yes, she is so ready!
I wish it was DST all year round. Give me more darkness in the morning and light in the evening!ReplyDelete
Good luck at the show!
Same! Now till November is my favorite!Delete
And thank you! Only intro, so nothing groundbreaking haha. Baby steps!
Mine has been blowing her coat too and it's truly disgusting. Everyone else has been body clipped and here we are, shedding like a woolly mammoth. Oh the majestyReplyDelete
Horse hair blizzards! HahaDelete
It is definitely getting to be that hairy time of year! The gray makes it much more obvious. Haha. Can't wait to read about trail adventures :)ReplyDelete
I know, the grey makes it glaringly obvious I've been brushing the hairy beasties haha. Had a brief trail adventure tonight, hoping for another tomorrow!Delete
I feel the grey hair all over the clothes. Grif has been gracing me with his, as well.ReplyDelete
Ughhhhhh greys! I just try to remind myself it will end soon and slick summer coats will be here!Delete