I thought that the downpour a couple of weeks ago had put paid to any schooling for the rest of the winter. The fields were certainly very soggy afterwards. Since then though we have had two dry, frosty weeks which have done wonders for the ground.
The going is almost perfect now. Perhaps a little on the soft side but it is lovely to ride on and we had a good schooling session. Galahad behaved very well and was actually working quite nicely.
The puppy normally comes out with me when I do the ponies and she is now old enough for me to leave her to potter about whilst I school. I tie her up with a long line outside the field and keep half an eye on her. It is wonderful to be able to do so.