The weather has been mostly wet and life has been mostly hectic since the show, but we're still managing to keep the days off to a maximum of two in a row. Lance had Friday and Sunday off and it poured earlier today, but we finally got a dry spell this afternoon. I needed to pick up yesterday's mail and the arena is sloppy wet, so we went down our gravel lane for a change. Had a short but swell ride with some nice lateral work, a little trot, a little canter, and lots of transitions. It made me want to school longer, but "short and sweet" is good. Hopefully we'll have a chance to ride again tomorrow.
Lance has been naked since Tuesday after the show, when I found his lovely SmartPak Ultimate High Neck Turnout in Oliver's paddock, the lining ripped. :-( It has a 10-year guarantee, but I hadn't planned on needing it so soon. SmartPak is out of Lance's size in this style until next season, but we are working out a way to keep his neck covered until then. Lance hasn't started rubbing out his mane again; I'm crossing fingers and toes that he doesn't. It's so nice to have it all grown in again and one tidy length! He's starting to rub his tail a little, but trimming his dock will take care of that if need be. So far, there's no "need;" for now it's just Lance and me, dancing even though no one is watching. ;-)