It happened last weekend and last weekend only. It was finally nice enough, and my leg was feeling up to snuff to take Penny for a spin! Jess came over and we gave the girls a good grooming. Penny was thoroughly enjoying the attention and back scratches from the long winter of wearing heavy blankets.
I put on her new Perfect Sit Flying Change bridle and her new tiny 4" Mylar and she seemed happy to be bridled. Her past issues with this are completely gone since her stray tooth was removed. We headed out the ring which is knee deep in snow. Good thing because that snow was an energy container for Penny. Having nearly two months off she certainly had a fire under ass. She had a good fire though, just speedy gonzoles style fire.
I tried to give her a good warm up to loosen her tight muscles but she wasn't having any of this walking business. We trucked around in the deep snow at a brisk trot for a few laps then I let her open up into a canter.
She behaved herself and we took a nice rip around the ring several times to let off some steam. Not long after I forced her to walk and we cooled out. We don't need to strain ourselves our first day back!
It was amazing, fun, and just like I remembered. I need the weather to give already so I can get back to doing what I love!