Sunday, February 1st
- To be honest, I totally could have ridden this day, but I was too lazy. I decided to just lunge him since the 3+ feet of snow in his paddock didn’t allow for much running around.
Monday, February 2nd
- More snow + giant hill to the barn + two wheel drive = no barn today.
Tuesday, February 3rd
- Because of unfortunate circumstances, the barn was closed for the night because by the time I got out of class. I don’t think Ax minded another day off.
Wednesday, February 4th
- I had the chance to ride Ax in my lesson today after Spring semester tryouts. It ended up being a no stirrup flat work session with spontaneous bucking sprees throughout the hour. Aside from him being a little “light in the hind” he was perfect and put up with my sack-of-potatoes/no stirrup self.
Thursday, February 5th
- By the time it stopped snowing and I got to the barn it was too cold to do anything. I quick blanket change was a good as it got.
Friday, February 6th
- I was feeling the burn this day, so naturally the best idea was to ride bareback. It was way too cold to actually school anything, so I just hopped on top of his blankets (bobo and proud!) and did a little walk, trot, canter in both directions.
Saturday, February 7th
- I went to the barn a little early expecting to beat the snow and to have the barn to be empty except for staff. I was so wrong. The minute I drove away from getting my coffee, the snow started and there were make-up lessons going on in the indoor. It worked to my advantage though since I ended up getting to jump around for the first time in almost a month. He was perfect, as usual, and I ended up with a few clean changes.