Well, today it happened. It snowed this morning. Fortunately nothing worth sticking, just intermittent flurries floating by through the air...
But I manned up, telling myself that I am rapidly running out of good riding days. The it started raining in earnest, so I threw hay and went inside for velia and another cup of coffee.
As I glared at the thermometer that I have handily mounted outside my kitchen window, I had to replan my morning. Instead of my morning full of riding and training, I went through my admittedly extensive blanket collection, combing my libraries to find something-anything- that would work in the meantime.
|Tilly is proud of her new polka dot blanket|
Tilly's new mid weight blanket showed up on Saturday (perfect!), but Tini's had to be returned for a smaller size. Darn tiny Tini... I'm drowning in 78" blankets and I acquire a horse who needs a 74". Of course. Surprisingly I was able to alter RC's BMB blanket enough to get it to fit Tini. Who'd have thunk?
|Tini, wedged into RC's baby blanket.|
After finding appropriate blankets for all three ponies, I settled in for a thorough grooming- the whole nine yards, showsheen, tails and currying wooly winter ponies.
|All three mares, enjoying their blankets|
By the time that I finished grooming Delight, the weather had changed from cold and raining to chilly and partly sunny, partly snowy. So I did what any reasonable rider would do. I took Deli out for a bareback ride.... In the snow. And you know what, it was a really fun ride. Yay.
|Snow Pony! Again.|
Now here's hoping that Tini's blanket is on it's way.