Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow day!

Overnight we had an ice storm followed by five inches of snow. As a Nebraska native, normally I scoff at the "winter" weather in this part of the country, but this weather is the real deal. Plus, we're supposed to have lows in the mid-teens and highs in the upper 20s for a few days--rather hard core for the Willamette Valley. My office was closed, so I stayed in and finally watched the last few episodes of Battlestar Galactica, bringing me up to current on that series (OMG! Earth! What the frack?).

This evening I ever so carefully drove over to the barn, going about 10 mph the whole way. The road was a sheet of ice, but on the plus side I was the only one on it. I just lunged Willow, but I worked her for a good bit. She's back in the snaffle again; I realized I wanted to ride my first lesson in the snaffle, and now I want to apply what I learned without changing variables, so in the snaffle we'll stay for awhile. I rode Saturday and Sunday and feel like I had good success. Willow is more than happy to soften on the right rein, but she really likes to lock on the left in both directions. Something to work on.

3 comments:

dp said...

Tigh is a cylon? What the frack? Can't wait until they start showing again...

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Love Battlestar Gallactica! Waiting for the next season to come out on DVD January 6th!

Drive safe in those conditions...it's been cold here (San Francisco) too but not THAT cold.

YZone said...

The winter weather (always a challenge in Wisconsin) has REALLY messed up my rides - and it's only mid-December! I worry about my horses out in this subzero weather, but they're double blanketed and doing well.

Oh, and as for BSG, they're running small "webisodes" on scifi.com leading up to Jan 16 new season!!