Tuesday, December 10, 2013


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.

Harley update:
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!


  1. It's snowing here today too. Glad Harley is feeling better and you both got out on the trails. To me it doesn't matter what we do as long as we do something. I think you and Harley feel the same way.

    Have fun on your visit to Harley later!

  2. Glad to hear that Harley's doing better, and that you finally got a chance to ride! Trail rides are super nice and can be so relaxing. Just you and your horse - awesome!

    1. Yes. It was so peaceful, which is just what I need right now.

  3. Sounds like you had a great ride. Those times when you can just "be" with your horse are the best!

  4. I'm glad to hear that you got to go out hacking on him. I know how much serenity those rides give me, and I'm sure peace is hard to come by with a young baby in the house. What a good citizen Harley is.

  5. Trail riding is often SO under-rated as a riding skill, don't you think? It's always a great lesson and enjoyed by all...I have just loved every trail ride. ENJOY :) Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year! Hope you had a great Christmas.
    Looking forward to reading more Horse Girl adventures in 2014.


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