|Like giggling at the idea that Isabel must certainly be part goat, considering she stands like this alllllll the time haha.|
Or appreciating just how well our initial investment in installing the 'self load' button on Isabel and Wick has paid off. Both horses got two lessons from a local pro (and LOTS of practice) before we ever started hauling them anywhere. And we've grown increasingly grateful for that preliminary work, as the horses are just so EASY to handle around the trailer now.
Case in point: this quick 30second video of them self loading in perfect synchronized unity. Because c'mon, how stinkin cute is that?
|And the accompanying swag was pretty nice too - an embroidered white dressage pad, a small logo bucket, and saddle soap and weather-proofing balm for leather. Plus extra sponges. Not bad!|
|Especially since our plan for the day was trail riding anyway, as part of our holistic "get Isabel back in shape" plan. She's doing so so SO well, especially mentally. Just gotta work on that fitness tho, so bring on the hill work!|
|See the buck?!?|
|It was a beautiful weekend here - a little wet but generally balmy temperatures. And we managed to sneak out for a group ride in between rain storms. Tho you can see by the stream crossings that the water was a little faster than usual.|
|Still, tho, how pretty is this?!? And to think that exactly one year ago from this date, it was a snowy 15* day that marked the first time we hauled Wick out for a lesson at OF. Crazy how much has changed in a year (and I don't just mean the weather lol).|
|So yea, lots of positive stuff to be happy about around here. Especially when it comes to enjoying the last few days of mild temperatures, as it appears that Winter is Coming.|