I rode on Sunday! Yep, saddled up my Windy mare and rode about 8 miles with my friend, Tammy M. and my good dog, Ritz. It was cloudy and only in the 40’s, but there was no wind. The gravel roads had halfway decent footing and we never met a single car the entire ride. So relatively speaking, after a winter like this, it was a heck of a good day for a ride!
I’m thinking Windy has put on a few pounds during her forced hiatus. I had to loosen the off-billet a notch. She felt rounder, too. And she puffed a little bit when we loped up that last hill! My horse probably thinks I felt a little heavier, too. And that I puffed a bit. I am and I did. We both have work to do to get back into riding shape!
Yesterday I pulled out my 2 horse trailer, put air in three of the four tires and took Windy to my farrier’s house for a trim. Our yard is so muddy right now that there is just no where dry for him to trim. He has a nice indoor barn to do the trimming. If nothing else, her feet are ready for expo. Blue's feet (above)? Not so much.
This morning we pulled our gooseneck trailer out of its winter spot and through the muddiest part of our driveway. It made it without getting stuck. We parked it near the house so I can begin packing for Expo. Anyone want to bathe a horse for me?