Last Monday, P & I headed to Smith Lake for the start of many conditioning rides. Meaning 2 hours of walking interspersed with a little trotting and a few minutes of galloping. Because galloping is fun.
Since the weather channel predicted less than an inch of snow on Wednesday (and all the southerners went crazy), imagine that chaos that ensued when it ACTUALLY snowed 7″:
So work/school was cancelled Wednesday-Friday. We had a bit of fun in the snow at first.
Well, most of us did. Then there was Kaiser.
When we made him leave the house anyway, he stayed in the garage under the ping pong table.
Until the first person opened the door. Then he was on his couch like lightning.
And couch was the name of the game for those 3 days. I don’t think Zoey left it for 72 hours.
Since our neighborhood is heavily wooded and the plow didn’t come through until Friday, there was zero barn time. Though on Friday I’d gone through all my rations (aka WINE), so I threw my truck in 4×4 and headed the 1.5 miles to the nearest grocery store. Thankfully BO kept me updated with some pictures of P.
And my favorite:
Saturday it was safe to travel, but the arenas/grounds were still a mess. So we entertained ourselves in other ways.
He didn’t care at all, which was a little disappointing.
And then yesterday, after 6 days of no riding, I finally clambered on to a now-nutty P. After he finally took a breath (maybe 30 minutes in, sheesh), we got some for real work done, and he went back in the pasture while I set up a Lainey Ashker inspired grid/course that BO tagged me in on IG.
After much measuring, as well as grunting and dragging around of standards/gates/poles, it was finally done. Though not set to heights or with fillers just yet. BO bought some barrels and a tarp we’re going to make into a liverpool. P is going to live in filler central. Though after getting around clear at Full Gallop’s SJ (ya know…BN…had to throw that in there), if he can survive THAT course, he should be fine with anything.
So that’s precisely what we’ll be doing today.