I know that it's just been a week but I really miss having regular saddle time. But until the weather breaks (or I win the lottery and build an indoor) I have to suck it up. I am thinking of taking some lessons over the winter to keep my skills semi-intact. I am trying to not count the days until spring.
Random adorable photo:
|here's a photo of Carmen as a yearling. She always had presence|
I've cut Carmen's feed in half. Since she's not getting worked regularly she does not need the extra energy or calories. She is not impressed. She finishes her feed and then looks at me to say 'is that it? the mice get more from the grain that Irish drops'
I shrug and try to avoid eye contact.
In the meantime I am sending in my money for various memberships so that we can show this year. I am also planning on a couple trips off the property and maybe work on hacking out.
I have been spending time in the barn tidying and trying to organize stuff. Poor Carmen- there is always a plastic bag somewhere. She's becoming less freaked out by them but not too impressed. She will get over it. She is very willing to approach a flapping bag when it contains carrots so I trust that we will get to the other side.
I dewormed both her and Irish today. Initially it was a bit of a battle to get her to take the wormer but each time it get easier and easier. Today I simply slipped on her halter in the paddock and gave it to her. There was no fuss.
I will be spending the winter working on all the other things to make her a solid citizen and keep our relationship going.
But I still miss riding.