To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

You know what New Year's Day means, right?

Come hell or high water, I'll be on the back of my horse!
In our case the high water is subsiding and hell froze over. ;-)  Our weather has turned clear and cold, which means my arena footing has turned to concrete. Tuesday night's freeze was the first, so my arena was still usable and Lance and I were able to school in it yesterday.

But things don't thaw on the north side of the trees, so last night's freeze was cumulative (as tonight's will be). By today the footing was much too hard to be safe even if I had had time to ride (which I didn't). That means tomorrow's ride will have to be out and about, with my friend Kate if we can manage it, or maybe just my little loop through the woods. Anywhere is good, as long as I have some time on my horse.

By the way, I am really enjoying my Christmas cavaletti – and Rick has #4 almost done! Woot!