Okay not THE coldest place but like 3rd coldest right behind Antarctica, and some place in Russia.
My friend sent me picture of his rear view mirror temp reading in his truck as he was driving home from work.
That was the norm for a few days. and even now it is still below 0.
Meanwhile I find myself a little chilly in the morning, sometimes needing a light hoody or long sleeves, but by 10 or so, I'm ready for short sleeves, sometimes even shorts.
I have been riding and have a great time. Melody and I went about 10 miles the other day in the desert. For those of you that saw my facebook post, it was a tad misleading. While I said we did the full 10 miles in a long trot, that was actually not the case. While we did trot a good portion of the way, it was only true long trotting when the walking horse was racking out. My problem on facebook is that I only log on through my phone and it is to hard to explain myself, so I just post the short version.
I never pushed her harder than she was willing to go, and she did get a nice long break in the middle of the ride.
She also got a nice massage when we got home, and has gotten one every day since.
She climbed a couple of really big hills.
Big is a relative term. To her, they were huge. To Cody the trail machine, they were nothing. Think "Levee" sized.
She also went down the hills which I find is good for teaching her to use her feet to work her way down instead of jumping up and down everything.
|She was sure she was going to fall in that big stock tank|
|Looking like a real trail horse!|
I am pretty sure that she is actually enjoying the new scenery. She does best when there is another horse with her. Eventually she will have to learn to go alone, but since she is new to it, I can give her a couple of concessions.
Now it is time for me to finish cleaning my house.....I'd rather be riding!