Pie and I joined up with Charisma today for a nice trail ride - our first to really go out since January 26. There were areas we couldn't travel across because of ice, but there were some nice stretches that were clear. Charisma was pretty up, but Pie was quite relaxed and very well-behaved whether he was in the lead or following. We only were out for about 30 minutes which was just as well - the temperature was about 30F but there was a bit of wind, so the wind chills were in the low 20s.
While Charisma was getting ready, Pie and I did some work on the grassy field behind the barn - the footing's pretty good there - with some figure work and walk/trot work. At one point all the mares took off galloping - Pie just looked and didn't do anything. My husband was walking down the road by the barn on his way home, and Pie wanted to go out and say hi so we did. My husband was carrying a bag of caramel popcorn, and Pie thought that was pretty interesting - I think if I hadn't been there he would have mugged my husband for it! (No popcorn for Pie - I worry about choke with that.)
It was a very good horse day - as the weather improves I hope we'll have lots more.