Bareback and bein’ silly

Well, as luck would have it, the weather report was wrong again! It didn’t rain or snow today, although it did snow a bit overnight. When I woke up this morning, there was a thin layer of soft, white “powder” on everything. I have to say, it was a very pretty sight.

Wow, everything is frozen!

Wow, everything is frozen!

It was nothing like a northeastern blizzard, but snow is still snow!

It was nothing like a northeastern blizzard, but snow is still snow!

My Mommy waited until the afternoon to ride me, since the highest temperature for the day was supposed to be 30 degrees. That’s below freezing! Luckily, there was a lot of sunshine and not much of a breeze, so we were able to take advantage of what little warmth there was. Of course, just like a good Mommy, she put my quarter sheet on so that I wouldn’t get too cold while we rode.

Since I worked so hard yesterday, Mommy and I just had a light workout today… bareback! (Well, with a saddle pad and bareback pad, that is. It would have been much too cold without them, and there wouldn’t have been anything to attach my quarter sheet to!) I got to wear my Christmas quarter sheet today. Mommy said it’s my “fun” quarter sheet, since it’s so cute and brightly colored. But I have a feeling she just wanted to feel like it was Christmas again!

Well, bareback with a bareback pad, that is...

Bareback! 

Daddy hung out for a while and watched while Mommy and I worked. He took a few photos while we warmed up, and while we worked on some lead changes. We didn’t do too much – just enough to loosen up, expel some energy and get in some good, quality practice!

There we are, working on lead changes in a figure-8!

There we are, working on lead changes in a figure-8!

Mommy also let me stretch out and extend my canter down the long sides a couple times. I LOVE doing that… almost as much as I love jumping!

Extending the canter, but not quite galloping...

Extending the canter, but not quite galloping…

When Mommy and I were done with our workout, Daddy came into the arena to have some fun with us. We love being goofy together! Daddy and I like to play a game where he runs around and I chase him; we played that for a little while in the arena, and Mommy was laughing so hard that she almost fell off my back! Daddy thought it was hilarious, too. He told me that I’m the coolest horse in the world, and both he and Mommy said that I’m their best friend. Which is awesome, because they’re my best friends, too.

You know, aside from Leo.

Anyway, after that, the three of us hung out and soaked up some sunshine, just enjoying spending time together.

Taking a nap n the sunshine, hanging out with my Mommy and Daddy.

Chillin’ in the sunshine, hanging out with my Mommy and Daddy.

By the time we were all finished, it was getting pretty chilly, so Daddy let me wear his warm hat.

Wow, this hat is SO WARM! I love it!

Wow, this hat is SO WARM! I love it!

It was also getting pretty late, so I got to go into my stall to eat some warm, steamed hay while I waited an hour for my dinner grain.

It was another perfect day. I love being silly with my humans; they’re a lot of fun, and they believe that young horses like me should get to play and have silly days, especially because I work very hard and always try to be on my best behavior.

Well… almost always, that is. Because sometimes I just can’t help myself! You know that!

I don’t know what the weather will bring tomorrow, aside from the fact that it’s probably going to be pretty cold again. So I hope y’all stay warm, and I’ll let you know what tomorrow brings for me! Catch ya later…

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