Since the weather is GOD AWFUL (actually the sun is out today but it is still cold as snot and yesterday we had snow and we are supposed to have rain later this week and oh is that enough WINE (Whine) with cheese for you?), I decided to grab the bull by the horns and start planning. The ring is a mess, I haven’t ridden in over a week, and the weather is not getting better.
So I sat down and emailed Emily and started a short-term list. Shall we see how this is going to turn out (evil laugh, poor Remus)?
Lesson Saturday with Emily. I will haul there and get a lesson in. I will also put said Emily on REMUS so we can A) see if he canters for her and B) get it on video. YES!
Lesson next week with Sally (I hope, weather permitting). I haven’t even emailed her yet due to me wanting a closer forecast in mind in case Mother Nature wants to eff with us some more. But that is on my list. If I can get there sans snow and subarctic cold I will get there if I have to ride him there.
Third and Most Importantly!
Remus is going to boot camp!! WOOHOO! We have done this a few years (I don’t think he went last year which is the first year he hasn’t) where he goes to Emily’s for a couple weeks. I don’t do full training for a month because my husband would promptly divorce me if I spent that much but he goes for 10-15 days and it is just enough to get him all cleaned up and cobwebs in his brain flushed out and he just gets MOVING and WORKING.
Plus there is an arena there so I can get a couple lessons in during that time or just go and ride there. HEAVEN. Of course I am sure we will have the blizzard of the century when I take him there to stay. These things happen. But at least I feel much more in charge by making decisions and plans. Emily has a spot open later in February so he should be going there after next week sometime.
We have a new boarder coming in March so this works great so Remus is back for herd intros when the new boarder moves in.
So how do you get through the winter blues?? Do you plan (I know some of you have been writing about your plans)? And don’t you get excited just having something on the horizon? Or am I the only freak! 🙂