Light Work

I rode Eli TWO DAYS IN A ROW over the weekend. It has just been really tough to get back into a regular weekday riding schedule, mainly because although it may be 57 when I leave work at 6, by the time I get to the barn coupled with chillier rural areas in general, the temperatures have dropped to the high 30s. Um. No. I am just not going to torture myself in that, and Eli seems happy about his light work schedule.

 

fuzzy face

He really retains stuff well at this point, so it’s not like I am getting on a feral horse when only riding on the weekends. We are in an out-of-shape-together phase, I guess?

And honestly, I haven’t thought about showing at all. I HAVE thought about jumping, because I miss it, but I have been waiting for one more setting of shoes without bars to see if Eli’s feet are actually doing okay for jumping. He feels very sound on the flat, at least! Perhaps I am being overly cautious? I have no competition ambitions, so frankly I am not that concerned.

So I ride when it’s not too cold. And that’s Eli’s work schedule right now. Slightly warmer weather is about to coincide with my holiday time off, so maybe next week I’ll ride Eli four days in a row? Wouldn’t that be exciting?

And of course, if you are doing any last minute shopping, Breeches.com is having 50% off sitewide with coupon XMAS50 and 60% off clearance with CLEARANCE60.

I also thought of a question I should have asked yesterday … does anyone have a Furbo dog camera? Do you like it?

I am so tempted to get this for Conrad, although I am not sure he needs it, since he sleeps all day … But it might be kind of fun to give him a surprise treat while I’m at work. Or he might freak out, I don’t know. Obviously it’s steeply discounted on Amazon right now because Black Friday/Cyber Monday lasts until Christmas Day. Amazon has realized how many people with companion animals appreciate the convenience of ordering stuff online and getting it fast. I am pretty impressed with how much their selection of products for pets has expanded recently. I just picked up some Merrick Power Bites that are RABBIT flavored, so hopefully Conrad likes those! It can be hard to find low fat treats that Conrad wants to eat, but these are just 4% crude fat.

3 thoughts on “Light Work

  1. ohh i was wondering about the furbo too so will be following, i was tempted too!! and congrats on riding two days in a row!! This time of year is hard EVEN if the weather was nice all the time (Which it isnt) Happy holidays to you guys!! 🙂

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  2. A friend of mine got the Furbo and loves it. She said initially her pup was surprised that the treats were shooting out of it, but caught on pretty quickly that it was shooting snacks.
    I’ve been contemplating it too, but haven’t done it yet.
    Hope you get some good riding time in over the holidays!

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