cushions and pillows on her, and not fall off.
I later rode Raudi with a saddle. She does not instill the sort of confidence that Hrimmi does. I have yet to figure out why this is. I got out at 2 p.m. and by then it was blowing some. I first did what I’m now calling Driveway Agility with her, and then went for a road ride to the Murphy Road turn. On the way back I worked on walk/trot/stop transitions. Raudi did quite well and though a chill was setting in, I did just fine too.
I then took Raudi around our neighborhood loop. I hopped off of her right before getting to the Fithian’s place. I had this odd feeling that something was going on there and I was right. The little Fithian urchins were out and about (as was their un-neutered Irish Wolfhound Knucklehead cross). The kids were bandying giant inner tubes about. I think they were preparing to launch them down the driveway. I walked Raudi past this ho ha because I wasn’t going to risk having them spook her. Once past the mayhem, I got back on Raudi and resumed riding.
Arrived home, put Raudi away, took Tinni out, Ryder out, and went for a long walk on the adjacent snowmobile trails. No one was out, most likely because of the inclement weather. Nearly went all the way to Grizzly Camp. Tomorrow I might take Raudi out on the trail.
Returned home again, did chores, then did driveway agility with Hrimmi. This month’s courses are mercifully easy, more tactical stuff and less footwork to do. So, I am thinking that we’ll again be kicking butt this months.
All I can say is that we are another day closer to spring, whenever that may be.
Next: 67. 3/8/17: A Conversation with Ryder