As I have been plogging and complaining about… this has been a difficult winter and we keep saying spring is coming.  So should I dare to say that winter is over?  Will we have anymore major snow storms? Will the weather temperatures continue to rise?  Looking at the trending weather forecasts I might say things are looking good. BUT you know what that means 12 + inches of snow needs to melt.

On Friday evening I got on Apple Jacks to test the riding ring.  I wanted to know how the melt was coming along and if we could do lessons this weekend.  Unfortunately the snow was too deep still, so once again the lessons were cancelled.  He was a good boy though.  A little hyper but that is to be expected in the ring.  We cantered around for a bit till he got winded due to the extra effort he had to put out to get through the snow.  That and we are both out of shape having taken the last month off due to the cold temps and snow.

So now we have mud. The snow is successfully melting and the ground is completely drenched and soaked.  I have been making water channels for days to make sure the water flows away from the barn and out of the pastures.

WP_20140308_17_27_20_ProPrincess Isabelle is a big fan of the mud.  In fact she likes to roll her body in every inch of it.

Nash on the other hand wanted to see what it was like to have a blaze.

WP_20140308_18_08_44_ProHe is so funny. I am not sure how he only got mud on his face.