Is it just me or does this month seem like it should be March? So totally un January like weather. Snow on the mountains...
Poplar trees in bud....
(My magnolia still has buds) and green things starting to push up in the not frozen ground.
Yesterday it snowed most of the day, big fat wet snowflakes, and then it rained all night. We went from 3 inches of snow to this:
The ground is saturated from all the rain/wet snow making the top part of my horse pens a muddy mess. This certainly is not the La Nina winter they forecasted.
I am taking Moondance for walks, he's at that stage where he's really bored and this warm weather is nice for me to get out and go for walks with him.
He sure looks like his daddy in this photo.
Mama Belle keeps an eye on him when I take him out and if she even gets a glimpse of him through the trees she calls to him.
I hear you, mama!
Today when we went out, I had to laugh, every time he had to step across a stick or a log he wanted to either pick it up or bite it.
I could pony him, but the in hand experience is more what he needs right now, learning his manners on the lead line and discovering that I can control his youthful exuberance. It's all about patience with these yearling colts, and it's fun watching him learn, watching him stop and think until he figures things out.
Tomorrow, I will try leading him while Ted leads Beamer beside him, it will get both boys out and I hope to eventually take Beamer on little rides ponying Moondance. It will be interesting to see how the dynamics play out! It will give Beamer a purpose for being ridden too.