So yesterday we didn't actually ride because of the crusty ice on the trail and the icy ice on the road. Sunday then, I went to the ring. Bill had plowed a ring in the ring and so Lilly and I were able to walk and trot around what looked like a big white donut. I also cut a path through the center just by walking through it, so we could dash across the middle. Here we are in that path. I was trying to get our shadows in this picture...but the photo does not look as dramatic and as interesting as I thought it might. What was funny about trotting through this little path was that Lilly would go through it in a fully extnded trot...which I have never experienced before. It was awesome! It felt like the long, comfortable strides of a giant. It was so fabulous that I made her do it over and over. And each time I would laugh because it was so much fun.
Bill was down in the ring for a only few minutes when I first got there. He snapped this picture of me which showcases my pink bobblehead. I couldn't smile for too long because my teeth would freeze. I was just glad it wasn't as windy in the ring as it had been up at the barn. Lilly and I practiced the side pass over and over. It was so quiet and peaceful, I thought it would be a good time to focus and get it right. Also, I could have Lilly face a big snow pile so she couldn't go forward even if she wanted to. (and she wanted to)
I hope the temps get better for next weekend!