Didn’t it get cold suddenly! I was not at all prepared for that. Obviously I knew that cold weather was forecast but somehow that didn’t translate to, ‘Wear more clothes.’ It was rather chilly riding on Saturday!
Monday morning was absolutely beautiful. The ground was completely white with frost and the sun was beginning to think about coming up so the sky was turning pink. It was magical. I was rather cautious when riding though – once last winter we went up the hill and hit a patch of ice at the top. Poor Galahad had a proper Bambi moment and I definitely do not want to repeat that!
I am doing less work without stirrups this month than I had hoped simply because the field is too wet to school. What we have done has gone well though. Walking is no problem at all and trotting is fine as long as I remember to cross my stirrups. Galahad is not a fan of them dangling down and hitting him! My sister’s pony seems to find the whole thing fascinating; but then he has always been a fan of boots.