After our wonderful ride on Saturday, winter returned.
We got several inches of heavy, wet spring snow between Sunday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Tuesday topped the snow with sustained winds of about 20, which picked up the top layer of snow and threw it around like it was still snowing.
Why is it I was so ready to ride in the weather (snow and cold be damned) back in December, but now that we've had a couple of weeks of mid-60's temps I am all about the coming spring.
Ashke is getting several days off.
I might ride on Thursday night, after work, in the arena. I may even try my Raised Rockin' S snaffle and see how he does in it, since it's been a year since I have been riding in it. Then he's going to get some more time off over next weekend. The temps are going to dip into the teens with snow from Friday night until Monday morning. Next week looks like the weather will continue.
Mid-winter break is not a bad thing. My decision not to ride is based on the temps dropping low enough that he might have issues with his hip, plus my body is still and sore when it is cold, and finally, we have a bull to finish.
On another note, Ashke's feet seem to be growing in smooth, so taking the barley fodder away seems to have corrected the issue.