The chronicles of a Friesian mare who happened upon an owner who lives outside the show ring....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Slow winter

I've ridden exactly three times the entire month of January.  3, THREE, tres......that's pathetic!

This winter has been so slow.....dark evenings, poor footing.  The lack of snow is killing my desire to hit the rocky trails, alternately frozen and muddy.  Yuck.

So I've been daydreaming alot about what I'm going to do with Daatje as soon as the seasons improve. 

Daydream #1)  Costume for the Halloween Hunt

I always get caught off guard in October and end up short on time to prepare a costume for the hunt on Halloween.  This year, I had an idea early on.....and I'm workin' it.  Daatje and I are going to be:

Zorro and Tornado!

Of course, this requires about $600 worth of extra "stuff". :P  I'll need the whole outfit:

Gauntlet gloves, cape, sword (foam, of course), bandana, fake moustache.....and last I checked, Zorro did not ride english.  So, I'll need a new bridle, bit, reins, breastcollar and yup, you guessed it.....a western saddle.
Which is kinda cool because I've been meaning to get one so my husband can get on her and feel more secure (my treeless saddles don't do much for him!) and now I have another reason to get one.

Daatje as as Zorro.  Now that's an entertaining thought on a boring winter day!