Sunday, April 21, 2013

It must be Spring

Yep, if you look at the wild changes in weather, the mud, the flowers, the growing grass, the mud...Also, the mares are starting to come into heat, so you hear strange squeals every now and again.  Non horse people are a bit nonplussed, but I know what is going on.  I don't usually do any breeding until June or July, as I like my foals to be born AFTER mud season.  Otherwise, they end up staying only in the arena for quite some time.  A wobbly foal in the deep mud is not a good thing.

Also, spring is in the air for horse buyers.  It's interesting how the slightly warmer weather starts the emails and calls about the horses I have for sale.  I sold one yesterday and have several more inquiries in process.  I suppose everyone is thinking of riding!

I'm still not riding all that much, but my ankle feels better all the time, so I have hope that I'll be out on the trail sooner or later.  I have to keep looking at photos from previous years to keep my spirits up.  I'm going with the power of positive thought.
Here's one from a few years back, of Galen and I at Klickitat Trek.  I'm hoping to be able to make it this year, but we'll see.
So, today, more rain, I'll head out soon to put horses out (sorry guys), clean sheds, give lessons and maybe I'll get a ride in today too.  We'll see.