Yesterday afternoon, instead of sledding, we hopped on some horses and rode in the new snow. The kids have been enjoying riding the fuzzy ponies bareback. I think they have discovered it saves time on tacking up and when they are popsicles after the ride, there is less tack to put away. It was about 28F outside and we had a solid 9.5″ of powder in the arena. Alex rode Precious. Vicki rode Devil. I rode Calli and Amanda rode with me. I decided to put my western saddle on Calli (for the first time ever) since I wasn’t sure how she would respond to the snow covered arena and Amanda wanted to come along. Everyone had a blast. Alex only came off once when Precious reared up as Dillon, the new dog, came running up behind her. Vicki rolled off into the powder as she steered a corner too tight while trotting and didn’t have stirrups to keep her balance. Calli did great and Amanda and I stayed in the saddle.
Some of the pictures aren’t great because Anna’s hands were freezing as she used my iPhone. And the horses were moving.