Pie and I finally got in a ride today, our first in 11 days. From the weather forecast, it doesn't look as though much riding will be going on until next weekend. I was determined to ride today since it was about 30F and the wind wasn't blowing. Because of the deep snow - one of our boarders went for a short trail ride and said some of the drifts were up to her horse's belly - the only place we had to ride was in a circle on the plowed path around the barn. We did a brief mounting refresher - the mounting blocks are buried so I used an overturned muck bucket - since Pie was somewhat antsy. But he quickly remembered how to stand still on a loose rein.
Then we walked around for about 20 minutes - the footing was pretty iffy so no trotting - and did some walk/halt/walk transitions, with some backing and circles thrown in for good measure. Pie was very good and very responsive. It wasn't much of a ride, but I'll take what I can get this time of year.
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Here are a couple of sweet pictures of Norman (on the left in the first photo) and Maisie (on the right in the second photo) napping down at Paradigm Farms - thanks, Melissa!