until she’s four), did the best. She took her sweet time and carefully picked her way around the questionable portions of the road.
I’m very impressed with her road trail savvy. She’s the smartest of all the horses. A wise idea to train her by having her follow the others. I wish that I’d done this more with Raudi. But, perhaps I learned something. Even at Moose Creek, I ought to have asked others if I could have Raudi follow their horses on walks. Hrimmi much prefers to walk off-lead – I think she feels safest figuring out things for herself. So when she balks, I now just let her go. It’ll work out.
Well, I now won’t be riding for at least another week because I don’t feel safe riding on ice without the horses having ice shoes on their hooves. This is going to be tough because the weather right now is conducive to riding. But, I don’t want to get hurt or risk having the horses hurt themselves.
It really did feel like spring today. The sunlight was dazzling, the warm air invigorating. To me, it felt like this was the first day of spring. (And now it’s been duly noted in the March, 19, 2013 dispatch.) Perhaps last week’s wind was last winter’s gasp. I can handle winter weather – but the wind was really pushing it.
I talked with Josh about the weather and about last week’s winds. I asked him if he worked, and he said he did not, that his wife was having a baby. This is number six. All these years and he’s not yet told me his wife’s name. The next time he comes here I’m going to ask what it is. After five years of ongoing visits, I think that now, Ms. Manners would say this is most appropriate.
Tomorrow, a day of rest for all the Squalor Holler Farm animals. Pete and I are going to Anchorage. I’m going to the dentist where I’m going to get a second Maryland bridge. The old one gave up the ghost after nearly thirty years of sitting in my mouth. Gonna miss it.
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