Here is a pic from our last trail ride. We won't be doing this anytime soon. We have snow and with wind chill, it is cold. I was trying to get ready to drive down to Utah for Christmas, but with the awful weather, I decided to wait one more day. Belle appreciated it. We worked on her listening skills. I started with listening to the bit, then listening to leg cues. With her, I need to work on them separately before she remembers that I can cue her with something other than bit and voice. I think it has something to do with the fact that she was a carriage horse, but it may just be that she is ornery. Foxy did not get ridden today because the last ride had her sweating and she is now eight months along, but she still gets out and stretched her legs. In fact, I had to put her in the round pen and out of the riding arena. She tried to kick both Belle and the timid horse that my son was riding. She is really cranky. She used to be content to wait for Belle to be put away, but now she wants to be the first to be put away and she likes to throw around all 16 hh, 1200 lbs, when she does it. Fortunately for Belle, although she is only 15.3, she out weighs Foxy, so Belle just leans back and only one will get out of the fence at a time.
Here are some pics of the road conditions and the reason why I have not yet made it to visit my family yet. Last night, there were times that I could not see past the front of my truck. I took these from the passenger side, I was definitely not driving and taking pics.
Weather bug warned me earlier that it will be -30 F with the windchill tonight. I am glad that my horses are inside a relatively warm barn and out of this wind.