Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Back to Work

The ponies' winter vacation is coming to an end. Peebs' ended a couple of weeks ago when he got cleared to start trotting again, but considering we started with 5 minutes on straight lines only and just bumped up to 10 minutes yesterday, it's not much more work for him. 

He is such a fluff ball right now

Cinder, on the other hand, has been getting free lunged to let her get her excess energy out before someone climbs back in the saddle. I'm debating getting back on her Friday/Saturday, but might just wait because Sunday she's going back into training. I'm getting a pandemic bonus at work and am being fiscally responsible using it to pay for a month with Trainer A. I honestly think Cin will be fine for me to bring back into work, but I made the decision during the weeks of rain/snow/rain when I was desperately wishing my barn had an indoor arena. February can be brutal weather wise, so having a giant indoor at A's new barn will be a blessing. 

The assignment: fill out during her winter break
Cinder: understood

 The plan is for A to ride her twice a week, and then I'll make the hour plus drive up there twice a week, once for a lesson and one ride on my own. Four days of work, plus daily turnout, is a good schedule for her. I'm hoping by the end of the month I'll be brave enough to ride her out on the trails on the property and leave the comfort of the arenas. We're also tentatively planning our first show of the season, and Cinder's hunter ring debut, at the end of February. I'm excited to get back to regular work with her and start prepping for show season!


  1. Glad to hear Peebs is on the mend! Cinder looks fantastic! Sounds like you have a great plan to get her going again.

  2. Sounds like a good plan, and I'm glad your work appreciates you and gave you a pandemic bonus!

  3. Peebs' little face is everything <3 <3