Yesterday. I began my morning seeing old friends and watching XC at GMHA, the perfect start to a crisp fall day.
Then I had lunch and picked up a new bulk bag of flour at King Arthur Flour, one of my favorite places on earth.
Then I headed back up to the barn for a lovely long hack that finished with a long gallop up the hayfield that almost turned a bit too exciting – I asked for the canter to start us off and Tris rocked back and took off. Our first few strides were just barely in control.
Today is a chill early fall day. And we schooled hard. I kept him going hard and kept asking more until he was leaden-limbed and then let him stretch and slow. I tossed a cooler on him and set up another White Lightning soak for his back feet. They are doing way better still but I had another bottle, and I want to be absolutely sure.
Possibly tomorrow off – if I do ride, it’ll be light and easy.