3.01.2016

when spring is coming

Hello friends, long time no type! Spring is around the corner, and yet it feels like we never really had winter. We squeaked in one short weekend trip snowmobiling up north, when we actually had a little snow to enjoy. I'm no good with a camera phone, but here we are...


playing in the snow
At this point, I am ready for a different season. You too? One that includes horseback riding without ten layers on, and enjoying time together exploring the woods at a much slower pace. It could happen, but only if Koda stays sound. We have a long way to go with his rehab, but he continues progressing well. 

Our horses have been shedding for weeks now, especially Nemo - our early shedder. We know Spring is coming when it starts snowing inside the barn! His fine white hair floats around & sticks to absolutely everything!!

Coggins, vaccines & teeth floating were all taken care of last week, another sign of Spring...


Koda getting his teeth done

Brad plans on showing Cierra for the first time, and show bills have started appearing around the house. He has been taking regular weekly lessons on Cierra, his Ranch riding has really improved! Ranch classes are growing in popularity everywhere, including the Midwest. There is a local clinic offered this Spring by AQHA World Champion Mozaun McKibben, hoping Brad gets to ride in it.

The robins never left, my bulbs have been peaking out all winter, and we still have green grass. So these don't count as Spring indicators this year! 

Until Spring is here to stay, the boys will enjoy standing knee deep in hay...


poetry without motion




4 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

You guys look very cute in your snow gear. Spring is coming here too, I can tell by the shedding and the mud! We had a mild winter too. Except for one week when it was below zero and all the pipes froze. Nice. Some snow but for the most part buds are peeking out and the weather is gorgeous. Hope Koda continues to stay sound and Brad gets to show.

C-ingspots said...

Another very mild, but oh so wet winter for us. Spring is everywhere here too, but I can hardly wait for the mud to dry up. Your trip sounds like fun - I've never ridden a snow mobile before. So many things I've never done...glad you enjoyed it. Yes, horses shedding big time! Glad to hear that Koda continues to improve. Ladde too, slowly but surely, and I am so thankful. Wish I could afford to do all that horse maintenance stuff, but I'm still paying for a rather large bill already. Hopefully dentals all around soon! Ranch riding sounds like fun, might have to look into it, but what I'm really aching to do is get out on those beautiful trails and just enjoy! *sigh* Take care. Good to hear from you again!!

fernvalley01 said...

nice to hear from you,glad Koda continues to improve. We have had a,mild winter here as well, but I still am ready for spring!

aurora said...

Mud & Spring seem to be synonymos (sp?) we haven't gotten that far into Spring, but it's coming :)