Ground Hog Day – No Ride Day

1430feb22014Snow has ended but it is still below freezing (25 degrees at this moment).  A pioneer woman would saddle her favorite mount and ride the fences.  I am not up for that today.  The clouds are in a race with the sun to determine the shadow question for the resident ground hog.  I am crossing my fingers that winter is OVER.

Friday afternoon I retrieved Splash from Patty’s Trail Bootcamp and went to Dr. C-W to do coggins tests so we will be ready for the WRC.  I was able to time my visit so that I could ride Splash with a little guidance from Patty before we headed to the vet.  I was wearing the mild western spurs and noticed that Splash was pretty nice trotting along the rail.  Our canter transitions on the right lead were good – left lead required the addition of a whip (not kosher for western classes).  Now we just need boot camp for the rider.

The State 4-H Horse Communication Contest was held in Stillwater on the 1st and the Quizbowl teams performed well.  Speeches and Team Problem Solving was also pretty good.  Alaina presented a good powerpoint over endangered horse breeds and received a red ribbon.  Ivy gave a speech on Trail Riding / Night and Day and won a blue ribbon.  Ivy and her team problem solving group (Lara, Jesse, and Mikayla) were champions with blue ribbons.  Fun day even if I didn’t get to ride.

Now, if spring would just spring already.


About yayariders

Equine obsessed woman who loves to ride horses, talk about horses, photograph horses/riders, shop for horse stuff, look at horse adds, admire fences, barns, trucks and trailers, and do all things horsey with my kids and friends.
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