At last, the horses are out all day! It was 4F (-15C) this morning with no wind - just a beautiful morning as the sun came up. The horses were all delighted to get out right after breakfast, and every lady and gentleman led perfectly to the dry lots even though it was their first morning out in days. We're supposed to have rising temperatures through the next several days, so maybe there'll be some riding in my future. I'm also sure that Pie will enjoy being back in his paddock at night rather than confined in a stall.
Poor Scout is getting turned out in Pie's paddock during the day for at least the next several days. While Jill had Scout and Pie turned out together in the arena while she was cleaning her stall yesterday, they were playing halter tag and had each other's halters. At one point when Scout let go of Pie's halter, Pie's nose rebounded and whacked Scout where his cut behind the corner of his eye had been stitched up. The cut started bleeding again, and it clearly hurt Scout. So he's having to stay by himself for a few days until things heal up a little more.
For those who may be interested, Shinyfluff (nice screen name!) and I have been having a conversation about breathing in the comments section of my old post "On Breathing" (this post is also on the sidebar under Other Favorites).