Monday 7 February 2022

Blah Blah Blah Horses

What did I actually even do this week? It really feels like time is flying.

A quick look through my camera and cell phone pictures shows that I actually did plenty. The weather was quite nice this past weekend and is projected to stick around most of this week. It's tricking my brain into thinking spring is here and it's time to get back to work on the barn and to tidy my garden spaces for planting.

 Since it's realistically only the beginning of Feb and we're far from free from potential freezing (and lots of mud) those inclinations will have to wait. Luckily, I also have spring horsey goals and this time of year is perfect for preparing for spring by getting the horses in shape again.

Sophie continues to be longed or hand walked on the trails every second day. I took her for her first public arena outing of 2022 this weekend and she was super chill and happy to be out. I just brought my longeing gear, thinking she'd be a wild child, but I really could have just hopped on and rode. I don't know if I've mentioned here before, but she sees the trailer getting hooked up and gets really excited - she loves outings and trailer rides, even if she's going solo. I was happy to see that hasn't changed over winter. She's so cute.

Less cute was farrier day when I almost suggested leaving her hinds for next time. She's such an awful mare some days, then sweet as anything the next. She's well aware of boundaries, but in typical mare fashion likes her opinions on things to be known. Luckily (?) she's super busy minded so you see what she's feeling in the moment, then it's on to the next.

Not like Ms Holds A Grudge For Eternity over here lol

Bridget gets a longe and a couple of outings a week too, but more to just keep her sane. She's been WILD, which with Sophie being quite businesslike and agreeable, makes for a funny contrast.

She thinks she's seriously intimidating and my laughing is not appreciated

Older does not equal quieter (or wiser) apparently. 

We did out for a nice hack with a friend yesterday. Given the warm weather and Bridget's shocking winter coat, she came back a sweaty mess after 45min of walking. 

The sun is shining! Unlike Sophie, B is NOT excited to go back to work.

Which brings me to the exciting bit - all the horses are shedding their winter coats! Spring really is coming (sometime ;)

I'm going to be covered in hair for the foreseeable.



  1. I really hope that winter is over for you (and me) so you can get back to it. Right now I feel like Bridget. :)

    1. This has been the worst winter! Lets hope we both get a break from it!

  2. i feel like this blog title is how my non-horsey friends must feel about conversations with me LOL

    1. My husband gets credit...also known for 'talk to me about horses' when he's having trouble falling asleep lol

  3. Yoshi is shedding now too, it's so exciting when they get all slick and shiny in the spring!!!

  4. Love the title! February feels like a bit of an endless loop.

    1. We're still 'waking up' from winter and there are no events on the schedule to make any particular day stand out. Feb needs more coffee

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