What a week we're having, with the warmest days since last September!
I didn't have a chance to ride my boy on Monday, but I did drop off his broken bridle to see if it can be repaired well enough to use for trail-riding. His sheet, which had slipped off Lance's hindquarters and gotten stepped on, was deemed beyond repair. Fortunately Robin had some nice used sheets available and I picked up a replacement for $30. I like to keep a sheet on my horse because it reduces grooming time. Less grooming time = more riding time!
In order to ride yesterday I did it first thing in the morning. My husband and son are not up-and-at-'em types, and I waste a lot of time and energy nearly every morning trying to get a reluctant son going on his chores and school (I've come to accept that motivating my husband is not my job). So yesterday after feeding and watering all the animals, I rode. It worked out great; I may do that again this morning as soon as I post this. Lance clearly enjoys the chance to get out and walk; he nickers and bangs on his stall door on the days he hasn't gotten out.
Rick's still not sure if Lance will be up to showing in May, but I'm holding out hope. Yesterday I emailed the secretary of the Mother's Day show to see if it's filled yet, and told her I was waiting to see if my horse is pronounced sound enough to show. She told me to attach a note and send in my entry; she won't charge me a cancellation fee if I let her know by the closing date. Yay for possibilities and considerate show secretaries!