Rides have been few and far between lately. Eli had both Wednesday and Thursday off last week–Wednesday just a planned day off that coincided with new shoes, and Thursday an unplanned day off because the vet happened to be out and Eli was due for deworming and I don’t ride a horse that has just been dewormed.
Friday, THANKFULLY, I got out of work early enough to miss most of the rain, and managed to ride Eli and trot over a number of cavaletti as rain began to fall, first off and on drizzle, but by the time we finished up it rained more heavily and steadily.
Good news is, on Friday Eli felt FANTASTIC if a bit exuberant, and then protested the rain some, but he moved quite well in his new shoes, so I’m happy about that.
Eli gets a massage this week. We are pretty much confined to handwalking in the barn because of how wet it is coupled with the fact that it’s dark when I get to the barn now and the field has no lights (Why would it, honestly? But I can dream.).
My Texas winter riding reality pales to my wishes, but Eli still gets daily attention from me no matter what.
In the meantime, a little less barn time means a little more anxious energy, so I am FINALLY making a new whiteboard for the barn’s turnout rotation.