School is closed today due to inclement weather. We are supposed to get a bunch of show later today. It is not terribly cold, but will be tonight, so I will be driving out to put on Harley's blanket.
How cool is that?
This is the first year that I have a snow-worthy vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek (in orange). Previously, I drove a gold Honda Civic, which I loved, but would usually opt to stay home in snow. I missed seeing my horse play and frolick in the snow, because I couldn't get to the barn until the excitement had passed. Maybe this year I will get to partake in the new snow beauty. I also like the idea of not being stranded at home. However, my husband's work was not closed so he took the Subaru. I guess I will still have to wait, but that is okay. The snow isn't here yet anyway.
The fill in his legs went away. I can only guess what the cause might have been:
sudden change in activity,
a warm week,
trying to get more visits from his absentee owner?
Thankfully, he did not show any discomfort or changes in behavior (i.e. Looking for treats as usual). I actually got on his back and went for a walk through the woods on Saturday. It was absolute bliss. I didn't dare trot, because it was cold and I was afraid he would cough, but it was wonderful none-the-less. Harley clearly enjoyed himself. It had to be a relief to be outside the paddock fence and off the property for once. I don't care about ring work right now. Between work, baby, and his health, there is no time for consistency. If we can trail ride a bit, I will be happy.
Stay warm if you are in winter! Have fun if you are in the southern hemisphere!