Today was pleasantly unseasonably warm, reaching a high of almost 70 degrees! (keep in mind it has gone down to the 30’s at night here and low 40’s during the day already) I just HAD to ride on this beautiful day so I worked my conference and meeting schedule to allow for a nice long ride in the middle of the day. SCORE!
I went out on a long trail ride, with some nice long gallops thrown in. I felt so absolutely lucky to be able to get out on my horse today, and not be stuck inside the office. Sometimes I am thankful I normally work during the day, because it makes the days that I am able to ride during the day that much more special.
My ride couldn’t have been better! His gallop felt so effortless and he melted like butter into my hand when I asked him to slow back down. I also rode a new trail I haven’t ridden in a while and happily discovered that there were 5 or 6 fallen trees right in the path… yay for new jumping trail! One of the jumps was three small trees fallen rather closely together so it created a natural gymnastic, good for pony’s brain to have to think and figure it out!
Because it was so warm, Mabou got really sweaty so I gave him his (possibly) last bath of 2014. Crazy to think that might be true! Even with his trace clip, it still took a while of grazing for him to dry, good thing I had the time!
I also debuted a pair of my newly monogramed TS- the little extra special touch makes me happy.
Lastly, doesn’t this dog have THE LIFE?! This is how he sleeps (in my bed) every night.