I'm definitely jinxing myself with that title, but oh well. Monday night we heard the peepers for the first time, and it feels like spring, so I'm gonna go with it!
|Wednesday it was SEVENTY ONE DEGREES!
|Cinna is always SO JEALOUS when it's Ruby's turn.
|Even if I only ever use this mirror to take outfit selfies, still 100% worth it lol. I do use it for more than that, but it's not like I can take pictures of myself riding by it while I use it to eyeball what weird things my limbs are trying to do.
|We had company!
|The peanut gallery was heavily involved, haha.
Ruby and I had a nice, if brief, workout. We're both fat and out of shape (story of my life lol) but we went through the basics and it was situation normal -- left lead canter was DELICIOUS (she actually would have been happily to softly canter around like a hunter all day lol), right lead was a bit of a train wreck (but she picked it up each time I asked, which is an improvement over some times in the past!). I focused on not letting her get wound up after the canter and still being able to work nicely at the trot.... plus lots of walking! Let's be real, it was mostly walking haha.
|Now that it feels more like spring Cruce is living his BEST LIFE. He loves to go outside and sun himself for hours.
|I rode Cinna last night. She has matured SO MUCH. I was prepared for some shenanigans, but she came out all business. Although we still had to go look at ourselves in the mirror for a minute before she wanted to concentrate. SO vain, haha.
|Fun new breeches that I finally got a chance to wear.
Cinna was so good that after 20 minutes of great work, I hopped off and took her for a hand walk in the back field. She was pretty sure this was ABUSE and would like to report me to PETA plz. I have never met a horse who is SO solid in the arena and such a trainwreck outside of it, sigh. Although she's generally fine with company, just not alone, which I know just means we need to keep working on her confidence. It's a slow slog, but she'll get there. Eventually. I hope. I didn't want to end on that note, so after we walked around the back field for a while, I went back in the arena and climbed back on to walk around a little more.
|On high alert.
|Plodding around in the arena on the buckle 5 minutes after trying to bolt in terror from the waving grass in the field.... lol.
|She also almost dumped me spooking at the goat pen. The EMPTY goat pen. Horses are great... lol.
|In all seriousness though, I do love her, she's such a ham.
Hopefully I have snapped out of my winter doldrums now and can find the energy to keep going (and writing, even if most posts are just a collection of photos and my disjointed thoughts on them lol). TGIF! I hope you have lots of fun horsey plans for the weekend, and that you're enjoying similarly nice weather!
|The cutest blep you've ever seen.