We enjoyed an unseasonably warm day yesterday (and today, whaddup 70 degrees?), which meant riding! It's been a rough week for me emotionally, one of my dogs is sick and I'm hardcore riding the roller coaster of "she's getting better! No she's on death's door! No wait, better again!"
"I love to give my mom ulcers" -- Indy, probably
Tuesday I was so worried about her that I didn't think to ask DH to drag the arena until 9 pm, which he cheerfully did (God bless him). But when I left work last night and it was sunny and 65, I knew I needed to saddle up and spend some time with the horses.
The best Valentine
After sorting out the dogs and changing into breeches, I waded out into the muck to catch Ruby. Thankfully she was relatively clean, so we got tacked up and headed over to the arena quickly. Because of the warm weather, the goats were in the paddock adjacent to the arena, and they were also pretty sure it was dinnertime. Which meant they were "talking" to us, which Ruby seemed pretty intrigued by. About the time I swung on, DH showed up (with animal crackers) to play with the goats. It gave us an excellent chance to work on Ruby's ability to focus on me even when there were interesting distractions.
That side eye tho hahabaha
She was really good, even when Cinna and Jack started playing bitey face and zooming around their dry lot (and when the baby goats were actually climbing DH like a jungle gym lol). We did a lot of easy work on figures and lateral work in the walk and trot, and lightly touched on the canter. We're still having trouble picking up that right lead consistently, which is frustrating. She's been a little touchy about having her poll handled this winter so I'm wondering if a chiropractic adjustment might be in order, just to rule out any potential physical discomfort.
I kept things pretty short with the ride, because I knew we had to move round bales when I finished, but there was actually still daylight when I was done -- spring is coming guys!! DH was too busy playing with goats to take any media (also i looked like a slob so I didn't want photos of me lol) but maybe we'll try again tonight!
How about snapping some pics of your DH playing with those adorable goats? :DReplyDelete
I guess I could do that 😊Delete
70 degrees?! What?! So jealous. There's a tiny chance we might see 60 tomorrow, but then it's going to drop like a rock and start snowing. Can winter be over now?ReplyDelete
I'm really impressed with you riding with all the distractions!
My phone says it's 73 right now! Cannot wait to get off work 😁 of course, our high tomorrow is like....35 🙄Delete
It's still snowing and super cold here, so I am officially jealous!!ReplyDelete
Hope your little pup feels better soon!
Thanks -- this morning was not great for her but I'm hopeful she'll have a better evening. It's hard when pups are sick, I just want to make it all better and I'm doing my best, but it kills me to see her this way :-/Delete
I hope your pup feels better soon =(ReplyDelete
Thanks, me too :( I know I need to be patient and give the meds time to work but I just want her back to 100% RIGHT NOW. Gah.Delete
Poor pup! It's so upsetting when they are sick. My dog got sick while I was on vacation this winter and I seriously looked at flights to come home because my baby needed me.ReplyDelete
I would have had a meltdown! Although mine would have been better off getting sick while I was on vacation, out housesitter is a super experienced vet tech.Delete
Spring is COMING! YESS! Happy and speedy healing to your pupReplyDelete
Cinna was shedding winter coat on me tonight!Delete
Hope that adorable little dog feels better asap. (P.S. Dachshunds for the win. Love them - I have 2)ReplyDelete
Thank you 😍 we have four right now, I love my dackels!Delete
Sounds like a lovely ride. I want the weather to stay.ReplyDelete
Me too, but of course tomorrow our high is 30... Lol. Weather!Delete
Our weather is so yo yo crazy right now too but the nice days are soooo nice!ReplyDelete
Yeah 78 was nice yesterday but today it's barely gonna break freezing haha. I'll enjoy the warmth while I can!Delete
YAY for sweet Valentines! Yes spring is coming and now so is snow (to us) and then 70s next week! ACK!ReplyDelete
Yeah I woke up to snow this morning, but 60 tomorrow and 70 on Monday? Mother Nature is drunk 😂Delete