Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Hairy, Blustery Day

It looks warm out there in the sunshine today, but the 30- to 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts meant I needed to bundle up.  

The zipper is broken on my usual riding coat, and I hesitated to wear the Syracuse jacket, not because it’s a great coat, but because it’s part fleece and the horses are shedding.  Sure enough, it ended up orange and blue and horse-hair white in no time. 

Orange and blue...
...and horse hair.
Since it was so windy and she hadn’t been out in a while, I lunged Hudson before getting on, and it was a good decision.  While she tried to behave herself on the lunge, the other horses tore up and down the pasture like maniacs, distracting Hudson.  She threw in some little fits and bolts.

By the time I got on, though, she was ready to work, so we went up the road in a fairly relaxed walk.  

It was a short ride, since she’s out of shape and that wind was crazy, gusty and cold, but it was a good first ride in March -- the month that brings us SPRING!

The wind meant a bad hair day for Hudson.


  1. Just FYI, there is a recall on a horse feed:

  2. Wow, that's a lot of white hair. Hope you had a great ride. I'm already bored and going to withdrawal

  3. PS: Glad to see another "orange" fan on the hill