and through the snow…
the horse knows the way…
I’m fortunate to keep Tonka at a stable with an indoor so that I can ride all winter. But, oh, Tonka and I get so tired of those four walls! In the last week it has been bitterly cold, the winds have been strong and rattled the barn doors, and it has snowed. There’s frozen ground and ice and a couple of inches of crusty snow outside. We’ve been getting our exercise and doing our dressage schooling indoors. But today the temperature soared to 30º F and the wind died down.
Conditions weren’t ideal, but we went out! We were careful on the slick icy patches and I kept an eye on his hooves to make sure that they didn’t become packed with snow (if that happens it can be as if he’s walking on stilts, which is very dangerous.)
The sun shone. Tonka remained sure-footed. Listen closely and you can hear him break trail.
Doesn’t that make you happy?
Whatever you’re celebrating – Christmas, Chanukah, the Solstice, a New Year, or simply a sunny patch on a cold day, I wish you all the best this holiday season!