Despite the miserable cold weather, I did get to ride every day last week. Though one night I got on just in time for it to start raining. We had a solid maybe 15-20 minutes of trot work before it really started pouring and I called it a day.
I figured Jampy had been under saddle enough lately to hop over some itty bitty jumps on our one beautiful spring day.
I set them about 2' or smaller, nothing he was likely to hurt himself doing. We definitely did not jump the combination!
|I mean, technically we jumped a triple bar... A triple bar cavalletti!|
We trotted a the x a few times and then the little purple jump. Then I tried to canter to the crossrail from the short turn...
I made sure to get the pups out for a walk before the arctic blast hit too. They were a little silly.
And that my friends was the story of our one spring day in Connecticut. It was lovely, and productive, and I miss it so very much.
Sunday loomed cold, dark, and dreary. I didn't plan to ride because it was supposed to rain heavily. And it was cold. And I was on strike. It never did end up raining, though it felt like it was going to. I probably should have ridden. Monday it rained ALL day. Not like a light drizzle either. It just dumped water out of the sky for a solid 8 hours. Needless to say, I did not ride Monday either. I did get on last night after work, and Jamp was a total poop face. I don't really blame him. It was 41 degrees with a feels like of 37. The wind was BLOWING. But the leaping up and down and acting like a four year old is really starting to annoy me. I think it's time to switch from my nice little rounded spurs to the long-ass pokers.
Our forecast doesn't show any numbers warmer than 55 for the foreseeable future. Today it's actually sunny which is lovely. If it gets to 55 AND the sun is out, it might kind of feel like spring? Will report back on that.
How's the weather where you are? Have you gotten some spring like feels yet? Were you one of the tortured souls who got MORE EFFING SNOW this weekend? If you are, I'm so, so sorry. I wish there was someone we could call about this weather.