So the weather is toying with our emotions a bit. The temperatures have been quite pleasant and the horses are all feeling very much alive. But a thick crust of snow still covers every un-plowed surface. Like our small new upper arena.
|riding area is still totally covered, despite our best efforts to break it up|
Seems promising! Except, ya know, there's still all that crunchy heavy half-melted snow in the way of really using the ring to full effect... boo.
|mare cleans up nicely|
|she is so sweet :)|
She wants to GO GO GO haha, and is growing impatient with too much focused dressage work and not enough running around jumping all the things. And when I *have* been able to ride, it is usually in circumstances that require a little more micromanagement than Izzy would prefer. Like out in the snow, or in a claustrophobic indoor filled with horses and dogs (details to come later). It's been a bit frustrating for both of us...
|striking a pose, since there's not much else to do|
The BM apparently doesn't want to use the tractor to clear the arena lest is somehow mess up the new footing, and the snow has gotten too heavy and icy from melting then freezing then melting etc to actually dig it out ourselves.
|she has the prettiest tail|
Fingers crossed the warmer temperatures forecast this week can make some serious headway in clearing the rest of the snow. Oh, and lights for the arena would be nice too!
|fuzzy cats and shiny tack. what's not to like?|
Has the weather been interfering with your riding too? How have you been coping?