In horsey news, it's been REALLY warm here in CT for February. I'm talking consistent days in the mid 40's and more than a few over 50! Sunday it was 62! SIXTY TWO! That's riding weather except that my ring is still covered in snow. And now that it's melting from the top down, it's not safe to play in. It's just slippery and dirty and gross. So that was a total tease.
|Photo from Saturday when it was less warm but still awesome.|
|And braided over!|
|Pulled, but still wild|
|Banded over. Hopefully under control by next week.|
|Long, Flowing Locks|
|Rio only needs a few training braids, because he is nearly perfect.|
Of course, once I got everyone looking nice, they had to try and ruin it. Last night I found Romey with a slightly fat leg. Thankfully I think a little cut he gave himself is the culprit. I cleaned it up and slabbed some good ointment on it, and hopefully it will be better tonight. Jamp decided to break out in hives:
Thankfully Rio didn't pull any weird stunts last night. Two is enough for one day guys.
That's about it on the equine front this week. I'm crossing my fingers that lots of melting will go on this week and MAYBE I'll get to start these guys back to work soon! A girl can dream!
In other news, my small town had their Winter Carnivale on Sunday. As mentioned before, it was a beautiful day to hang out in town! They close down the roads (my town center is like a block long, seriously small towny!) and the local restaurants all sell delicious food right on the street. It's kind of a big deal around here, especially on such a nice day. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure:
|Shuttle Bus, no parking near the center for this event|
|Fife and Drum|
|This pony had zero interest in partaking in the Fife and Drum|
|Kind of far away, but it's a girl on stilts, and a dude juggling on a really tall unicycle. How do they get up there?|
|The best ice sculpture|
|Probably second best.|
|More ice sculptures|
What's up with you this Wednesday? How's the weather by you? Does your town hold any events our like our Winter Carnivale?