Oh, I had such a fun time yesterday!!
My friend and I braved the cold and took the horses for a lovely ride through the sun-dappled trails in the woods, the ski-doos may be annoying but they do pack down the snow real good, leaving perfect riding trails behind.
We stuck some toe-heating pads in our boots so our extremities were toasty-warm, the evergreens blocked the wind and the horses were raring to GO! Quiet, serene, snow-laden trees twinkling in the sun - oh, it was incredible!
Jack may be 26+ years old but he has the energy of a horse half his age once he's under the saddle, he loooves "working" and was actually pissed at me when I slowed him down, we had a small stretch of canter but with the cold air and his unknown physical condition I was afraid to exhaust him - um, quite the contrary... he wanted to RUN and was like a loaded spring once he was warmed up.
Once the weather allows for regular conditioning he'll get to go farther and at the pace he wants but for now I have to be responsible.
Man, that was fun though :-D
We both forgot our cameras though - darn.
It's Monday and it's the last day of long, cold January - well, at least here in eastern Canada-eh. Life's a shooting star, whooosh! Today's for house cleaning, laundry and cooking, tomorrow is for shopping and car mechanicals, Wednesday I have software training in the city and beyond that I don't want to know. February is going to be crazy-busy with lots of traveling and fun social stuff - yey!
Wishing you all a lover-ly day!
/end of Measure It Right post/