Have a good November day, and may it include horses!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wild and Windy
Today we're supposed to have temperatures in the 40s, with winds in the 20mph range with gusts to 30. It's a big change from our warm weather on Saturday. Dawn is doing very well with her in-hand one-step-at-a-time softening work in the back, and is about ready for me to resume doing it mounted now that she's got the idea that she can back very slowly and softly without worry or rushing. I think it will translate well to our under saddle work. I would start working under saddle again today, but I want to set her up for success, and doing it in a high wind probably isn't a recipe for that. I want her calm and able to concentrate. I'm also not a big fan of being out in the wind myself! So today, we'll just do some grooming while ground-tied, and perhaps do a brief in-hand session. We're supposed to get some rain starting tonight, which we really need, so we'll have to see how the weather develops.