Yesterday was just dreamy.
I took a nap.
It was 72 degrees.
And I rode my horse.
Since he hasn't been in regular work for about 7 weeks, I have to remind myself not to jump into the workouts we used to have. Instead, my friend and I went for hack down the country road.
This road is amazing for hacking! Hilly, fine gravel (great for winter) and shaded. The horses really seem to like it too.
Mostly for this ride I was focused on Yankee keeping relaxed, but still staying engaged through his body. He was absolutely perfect. Long and low the whole time and really working forward through his hind end.
Afterwards, with a very loose and forward pony, I took him in the indoor to have a quick canter both directions.
Fantastic impulsion, relaxation, and transitions. Overall a very productive, but short ride.