This past Sunday was one of those last minute FUN days where the stars just align.
E wanted to go ride the barnowner's horse Pito, and we set up a day/time to meet to finally hit the snowy trails.
It was our goal before she lost her beloved Justin...since then, we just paused to breathe. I kept riding but I haven't taken Laz on his own (we just aren't quite there yet)
Red came with (which was great because we hate leaving a horse behind) and a girl who came to see if he was a good match for her, to possibly buy as her forever horse. She was a doll and they really had fun riding together. She lost her stirrup after cantering up a hill and sweet little Red even stopped, on his own, so she could get it back again.
The trails were GLORIOUS
Fresh snow but warm (lol 35 is warm!!)
Laz was like riding a fuzzy freight train who just wanted to RUN, but he was quite good for not lunging or doing much that week prior so I forgave his naughty head pulling/side snaky maneuver. My back/shoulders are still a bit angry however. After a good hour and some trot sessions he settled right down and was happy to lead or trade off. I like to keep him versatile like that.
It was as fun and beautiful as I hoped it would be!!
E and I are going to look at another horse (a 17 h TB mare) on Wed, and the girl above wants to come back on Sunday for us to all ride again, and to try Red out again. If she buys him, he may end up staying or going to her trainer's barn (we hope he stays) but either way, she's the type of girl who wants another forever horse so it would be great for him.