(I SO want to design and ride a musical freestyle to that Annie Lennox song someday!)
Today the sun came out and the ice started thawing. Water dripping, leaves dropping, ice shattering, branches shuddering; with all that commotion along with two days off, you can believe Lance got turned out before our ride! Leading him to the arena was definitely like walking on broken glass (top photo), and he was understandably nervous. But he didn't want to buck and play much, coming back to me quickly and insistently, so I tacked him up and got on. Lance was so good under saddle, no more than flinching when ice clattered onto metal, or a branch was suddenly released from its weight. What a boy!