Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring! April Fools?

After having torrential rain since Friday, and a forecasted three more wet days starting tomorrow, April 1 surprisingly dawned sunny and sixty degrees here in Lancaster County, PA. If this is Mother Nature's idea of an April Fools joke I don't like her sense of humor; it would be really nice if this weather would stay. Here's to hoping we will have more nice days like this in the near future!

As for Charlie, he is loving this warm weather and the chance to get back into more exciting work. I'm feeling very guilty for not riding him much in the past couple of weeks, but I just couldn't do more indoor stuff and I've been working myself past the point of exhaustion, which isn't a good way to start a ride with Charlie. (P.S. I apologize for that super long and ungainly last post...the horse is just fine....it is a bad idea for me to try to write when I am only working on a few hours of sleep).

Anyway, now that the weather is getting nicer and I've cut back on some of my jobs/duties I'm going to make a goal of working with Charlie more than just a couple of times a week. I hope to split up my time with him between riding and working in side reins or the Faux-ssoa rig to build up his neck and back.

Here are a few conformation pictures I took today:

Topline still looking decent but I want more

Grass!! He's a happy horse


  1. Charlie is looking great! That blue sky is gorgeous :)

  2. Our April Fools joke was a full blown blizzard and temps back down into the single digits. The day before temps were almost into the 50's... nice joke mother nature.