Today, Dawn had a day off, Red and I had a nice hand-grazing session after a good grooming, and Pie and I had a lovely, not too hard, ride by ourselves in the outdoor arena and pasture. I spent some time getting the trailer ready - loading a hay bag and putting all Pie's tack and equipment in the tack room. I'll be riding Dawn in the morning and washing water buckets before we leave, so there are still a few items to load - my muck boots, Pie's water buckets and feed pan, and my helmet and grooming kit. Otherwise we're pretty much ready to go.
The weather's supposed to be all over the place while we're in Wisconsin - warm, then thunderstorms, then cold. I've taken everything from my winter jacket and gloves to my summer riding tights - I suspect we'll use it all. I hope we'll get some outdoor riding time, but if we're just in the small indoor, that's fine too - whatever it is, it'll be productive. These clinics continue to transform my riding and interaction with my horses, and I expect this clinic to be no exception. And I hope to see (and meet!) some of you there . . .