With a nice and fairly mild October and November, the weather has finally caught up with the calendar. These early days of December have been decidedly colder, with overnight temperatures in the single digits above zero (° F). Last Friday (Dec 2), a new record of the latest, first measurable snowfall was set, eclipsing the previous record of Nov 28 2010.
As expected, the weekend riding has started later in the morning. In between the riding, hot cocoa kept the girls warm.
before riding: Deborah with perfect nails
hot cocoa break: Tara’s perfect nails staying perfect after an hour of horse grooming
By noon, the heavier outerwear was shed in favor of lighter weight fleece, which makes for better riding. After lunch, it was riding three rounds of exercises until late afternoon. Deborah gave G-Man another ride before settling him down. He did like the idea of working out with Brie, Captain Andrew and SAM. They didn’t seem to mind his presence too much.
staying warm: Elizabeth waiting on Deborah and Tara to load their horses
It appears hot cocoa will be on the training table over the next few weeks.