The weather is a boomerang this year. Jeez. We were colder on Friday when I had my lesson (though it got to the 40s by the time I rode, low 40s that is). But yesterday was 68 degrees and (pouring) rain then sun in the afternoon. Then this morning, it was 29 degrees. Tonight is low of 19 and tomorow is high in the low 30s. BRGHHH the wind is cold too! Good news the mud is frozen, bad news it is COLD.
Crazy weather. Nuts. Remus was luckily blanketed the other day because he was DISGUSTING everywhere the blanket wasn’t. Even in his ears! Gross! He had a quick brush off and actually came up cleaner than I thought he would. (Still has dapples for days though)! That last photo on the right is when I took his blanket off. NOT IMPRESSED.
I had a lesson on Friday with a new substitute instructor who happened to be Tate’s mom! So it was old home week while she finally got to see Remus go under saddle (and I got to hear yet again how someone thinks he is the cutest ever ha) and I found out how well Tate is doing. It was a fun lesson but two days later I am STILL SORE. OMG. My abs and legs. Are killing me! HA
What we did was a LOT of trot work over a lot of trot poles (both flat and raised). And Remus was a super star over most of them. Like very engaged and in rhythm. What a good boy. We then cantered and omg so much cantering but again. WHAT A GOOD BUCKSKIN. At one point I went to move him around a jump to the rail with my legs and he swapped leads (okay only on the front) so I had to trot and get him back right but the fact he is getting so much fitter and able to even try that kind of shit is amazing! 🙂
We then went over a few very small crossrails but worked on trotting in and cantering out and then added a small course. Again what a great boy and he sailed over them all. It was a fun lesson but I was out of breathe several times. We were on our own so I haven’t had a private in a while and boy I was tired after we were done!!
I had to quickly brush him and reblanket him where he got to go bury himself in his hay bale out in the paddock again. Then I had to rush back home to do some work for my actual work. This week is a bit insane as Mark leaves Wednesday for the UK and I have like three full days of meetings so hope I can get another lesson in this week (between meetings, more rain, and cold we will see)!
Meanwhile, onto dogs and cat photos. Always a fun part of my blog postings I know!
Ollie wanted lap time and Bernie wouldn’t move. Poor Ollie!
Happy weekend to all. Are you off tomorrow? I am but probably will work some to catch up. It is going to be a bit chilly tomorrow for the barn (did I tell you how COLD that barn is indoors? BRGHH) but I probably will stop by to check on Remus today and tomorow. Stay warm (or cool depending on where you live)!! I see you, work week, you are coming but NOT YET! 🙂