I'm quickly running out of dry saddle pads and gloves to use. My first world problem is that G is reluctant to allow super dirty horse items in the house, let alone anywhere near the laundry room, so they take about a week to dry in the unheated tack room. Everything is just waiting to turn into a big pile of mildew. Never fear, though, our house apparently came with magic elves to wash and dry things for the horses in the winters. but they are shy and only come out when G's not home so often ;) Since they also do nice things to surprise him too. They are particularly helpful in stocking toilet paper before it's a last square situation, running the dishwasher prior to actually needing the dishes at dinner, and doing general laundry chores prior to work shifts, preventing the dreaded having-to-wear-not-quite-dry clothing for 8 hours. Future planning is not his forte, so he tends to overlook the odd horse hair in the dryer lint trap as long as "the elves" clean stinky horse things on the down low. Still, it will be nice to see some warmer temps and sunshine so everything horsey can be cleaned and dried with a minimum of effort, horses included.
|Wake me up when spring comes.|
On the plus side, as I curried off Ginger's mud bath today, there was hair on the ground too. Yay for spring and sleek, shiny horses! Yay for dry saddle pads and clean blankets! Yay for non moldy tack!
I did ride both ponies again today, but have nothing exciting to report. You guys are pretty tolerant of my endless ride recaps, but seriously, these were exceptionally dull. I was underdressed and cold and obsessed with the prospect of spring and warm sunny days this afternoon. My rides, although fun, felt a bit like we're just going to work and putting the hours in towards that elusive bigger picture stuff. Like happy summer shows :)
|Adorable baby kitty to reward you for making it through this post.|