I'm convinced that New England does not want to have a spring this year. It's ridiculous. This was Fi on Sunday night.
Yes, she's wearing a blanket on Memorial Day weekend because it was COLD. It was 56 degrees and the winds were gusting over thirty miles per hour when I took her out for a gallop in the woods. She appreciated the outing after being kept out of work for two days by the nasty weather.
Then this was Fi today.
It was 72 degrees, sunny, and gorgeous. Also buggy. Doesn't she have the cutest fly mask?
We went out for another trail ride, this time accompanied by Dorkzilla. His owner gave me a run down from the Mary Wanless clinic she attended over the weekend. We practised posting while the two beasts trotted side by side down the trails. Both of them can do some gorgeous dressage work while out in the woods. Good thing, since she's off to a dressage show on June 23 and 24th, doing First Level 1 and 2.
Ben (who won his Novice division over the weekend with his junior rider) is scheduled to go to Valinor June 15th and UNH July 14th with me. That's all the more I have scheduled, since August is a total mystery right now.
After Fi's last showing flopped, I settled into the idea that she's not going anywhere any time soon. This time the actual showing went very well, but it seems the interested party is more of a tire kicker and has lost interest. The perception that horses should just be given away in this economy is still going strong and it's making things difficult. There aren't any other showings scheduled, despite a new video, so I'm starting to plan long term for Fi again.
She also has a fun trail event this weekend that I'm looking forward to. We're going to be part of a four person relay team where each member completes their section in a different way. My friend is doing the running phase, my husband is doing the biking phase, I'm doing the equestrian phase, and another person is doing the kayaking. It should be a lot of fun.