Bareback

Spring is too far away from February, but the moon was clear and near the tip of the sky.  Jigs and I gave it a try tonight- it will probably take an hour for my fingers to defrost.

We rode over a snow ring, covered with recycled manure to keep the footing firm. Jigs was into it, easily up shifting into a light trot then downshifting to a walk with just a slight request, despite my dragging him away from his hay.

What gives?

He must be bored too.

This weather has made us all inmates. We are at the mercy of this terrible ice and snow. Cold and wind drives us inside. Movements have become limited to avoid slippage. We do what must be done and not much more.

Tonight was different. The sky was too expensive and the moon too bright to ignore.  This is when bareback is best. You feel the breath of your horse through your seat. You stay warm together. You actually manage to sit the trot.

It was cold tonight. But we got to ride.

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