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.