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So went to ride last night, and a little storm that had not previously shown up on my weather forecast drifted in. I was already tacked up and on, and the forecast for today and tomorrow is rain and snow, so I thought maybe we'd do a little work, and if it cleared up we'd do a little more.
We were treated to a bit of thunder, and an unpleasant but not terribly heavy rain/snow mixture. It was enough to make my thighs cold, but it didn't make the ground too much wetter, so once it had cleared up we worked a little harder and it was pretty good! Lesson of the night was keep your legs on and your butt IN THE SADDLE. I was stuck on pretty well (maybe it was the wet fullseat breeches?) and concentrated on STAYING VERTICAL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T LEAN BACK as we were working on collecting the canter, and doing a downward from the seat WITHOUT DIVING INTO THE BRIDLE. I cantered Trudi through a spot she did NOT want to canter through, and her little twisty-buck of displeasure was like a blip, it barely registered because I was kind of in a zone. Overall she was a good sport and she decided she was VERY good and stopped for a carrot a couple of times "Hey did you see that I WALKED there, did you see?".
That night I cleaned and conditioned my saddle and 2 bridles to make up for the rain- it took forever but I watched TV while I did it and now everything is all supple and pretty.

Date: 2016-03-30 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serennig.livejournal.com
I'm so guilty of wanting to be a fair weather rider these days. There's days it looks gross out so I don't even want to walk out to get my horse from the paddock. So kudos to you for riding through it!

And clean tack. I love clean tack. :)

Date: 2016-03-31 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diaryofarider.livejournal.com
It's been a case of choosing a lesser evil. "It's not great today, but it's going to be MUCH WORSE tomorrow..."
I'm trying desperately to not have to start my season in June like last year. To be fair, there was really nothing to be done last year, we had basically a solid month of rain. But my hope is this year will be somewhat better and that maybe we can actually SHOW this year because it won't take till August before we are in shape.
Clean tack is lovely, but now I'm like "Oh no, if it's muddy the tack will get dirty, nooooooo" :)

Date: 2016-03-31 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
Ugh. I need to clean my tack...

The weather has been annoying, to say the least!

Date: 2016-03-31 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diaryofarider.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm ready for the snow and rain to be done and some nice weather. It can rain 1 day a week. Say, Mondays. ;)

Date: 2016-04-01 05:55 pm (UTC)


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