Spring is finally here!
Now I don’t necessarily dislike winter but it is always nice to see some sunshine and warmer temperatures come early spring. I’ve tried to keep riding this winter but there were lots of days when it just got too icy to really enjoy the ride. We live in very hilly country and trying to find anyplace to ride close to my place that isn’t steep ground can be challenging. I’ve been out twice this week and like all early spring rides they can be exciting at times. My mare is full of energy and just wants to go. Every sighting of a deer, elk, or squirrel is a big deal. Here’s a little poem I wrote after my ride this morning. Ya’ll have great day!The snow is getting hard to find And ground is full of mud and water The weather some days seems so kind With hints the cool will soon turn hotter The horses seek to roll like pups Their winter coats to shed Its time to put the woolies up And find those chinks instead The dog and horse both feel renewed There’s energy buildin’ all around Like early morning coffee brewed Life’s newness swelling from the ground How great to feel the saddle squeak As we go trotting out Can life be ever seen as bleak? When horseback there’s no doubt