Sunday 25 February 2018

Snow Days

We've had some typical West Coast snow this week. It's borderline too warm for snow to stick around so it melts during the day, then refreezes at night. It makes a slushy/melty/icy mess and is generally not safe to ride on.

So, we've been doing a lot of this:

We'd like to ride outside in the sunshine, but...
The trees that provide such nice shade on the outdoor arena in the summer unfortunately keep the snow around longer in the winter.

So, no overly interesting adventures this week. We've just been plugging away in the indoor, trying to be ready for our first show of the year (Thunderbird Gateway Dressage in Vancouver, March 23-25)

Rather than a bunch of dark and blurry indoor pics from this week, here are a couple of other ones I haven't posted yet, all from this last month:

Group trail ride, that's us on the left ahead of the appy

Visit to the lake

"Is it dinnertime yet?"

It's been a fun month variety wise - a good clinic with EC, a couple of club events to attend, and a good mix of fitness rides and flatwork. No jumping since Christmas though - we're not allowed to jump in the indoor and the outdoor has either been frozen or flooded the few weekends I've had time to set a course. 

Upcoming for March: 

-Dressage schooling show I already mentioned
-Dressage clinic Mar 17th
-Weeklong "camp" at our home away from home, EC's barn. I'm just going to fit into whatever lessons I can for the week. I'm looking forward to it. Despite all my good riding buddies here,  I've been feeling a little isolated lately since I may be the only rider in an English saddle in these parts.
-Drill team practices start. I have no idea what expect, but I think it'll be fun to try something new.
- And, maybe if luck is on my side, a new prospect. Hoping to get a vet check booked on my favorite this week. So exciting and anxiety inducing all at the same time! Obviously, I'll stop being so secretive and share tons of pictures and details just as soon as something is official - promise!


  1. Those trail views are so pretty! Sounds like lots of exciting stuff to look forward to, too

    1. It's so dark in the winter, but I love it in the summer. Looking at my list, I think I've taken on too much this month - having doubts already!

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    1. "Importing" (US to Canada) a pony is a new and interesting world...I so wish Santa would drop her off and save me all this hassle and worry!

  3. yay new prospect! SOunds like a busy March too!

    1. Maybe too busy? Only live once though, so I'm going to try to get it all done! :)

  4. Fingers crossed so hard for the vet check to go well! So exciting!

    1. Thank you! Here's hoping they can schedule it this week!