I already wrote about how gorgeous last Wednesday was, but Thursday was equally (if not more) gorgeous. I know DH and I had some things to accomplish in the evening, so I ended up taking a half day so I could do my riding and barn things in the afternoon before he got home, and that worked out perfectly!
|in DECEMBER. how is this real life?
Cinna was up first. I was wary when I brought her out because I cross tied her and she immediately went into giraffe mode. That does not always bode well for our rides, but I shrugged and saddled up anyway.
|All the teal ombre.
I was feeling a little bold, so I decided to take her out to the back field. For all that she's *relatively* confident on new trails, she is a quivering mess of jigging and spinning whenever I take her out alone on our trails. I've tried handwalking with her on them, and it does help, but what helps the most is more miles out there with a friend, and the trouble is I don't get to do that often -- even less now that Trigger is out of commission for a while. But, she's never going to get better if I don't DO THE THING, so we walked out in the field for a while. She'd flat walk away from the barn, but the minute I turned her around she wanted to jig and bolt. So we did a loooooot of circling around, some standing and getting treats for relaxing at all, basically praising the bejesus out of any good behavior. There were a few moments I thought maybe I should have warned someone where I was and what I was doing, in case of disaster, ha, but it worked out fine. No photos though, I was mostly trying to live.
|She worked up quite a sweat.
|I washed SO much grime off her. Sigh. Last bath until spring I imagine!
|She got tied in her stall because I ended up hosing off her turnout buddy Jack too!
|Lady napping in a hay bag.
|His tongue. I die.
|Thursday night Cruce claimed the small bed. You know, because the two large Cruce-sized ones weren't adequate...
|Friday morning the sunrise was GORG
|We had slept in just a smidge so I was doing chores a little later than usual...
|Which gave me the chance to take so many photos!