Shyloh has finally decided to start shedding. She is a little late to the game. But it has begun. Yay! Bring on the spring!
The sun was shining and it was a pretty nice weekend day. Not too cold. So I took Shy to the round pen so we could stay in the sun and have some fun.
|Lift that back leg!|
Terry and Reba came with us. It was so nice out, I decided to try my luck at an outside ride. We had not ridden outside in forever. With Terry's help, I hopped up on Shy most ungracefully. Shy is a saint for putting up with me and not moving as I flailed about on top of her.
We didn't go far, I think Shy didn't trust her balance with a rider to carry us through the piled up snow. But's that's okay. Then I had to fight off ninjas and Reba from Shy's back. Reba got mad at Shy, went to bite her, got my leg instead. It wasn't a bite, but a mouth punch at Shire speed and strength. Ouch. Shy jumped to the side quickly (not quickly enough since I still got mouth punched), and I didn't fall off. Yay me!
|giddy up? See how fast Shy is going. . . ?|
I stayed on for a while, sticking to the parts of the round pen where snow did not come up to Shy's belly. I think she wanted to walk around outside the round pen, but it was too icy. Shy started to get a little sassy because I think she was bored. When she began to act normal, I hopped off.
I gave Shy a good grooming and redid her tail. I took advantage of Shy being a snuggle bug and loaded her up with treats. One more month of school then I will be able to get to the barn during the week!
Also, according to Animal Control. . .it was the Haflinger and Clydesdale that broke out and were caught making their way to the back field. Naughty.