Then I was a little irritated because I realized that now I wouldn't have Dan in the trailer when I went to work on Atlas and Josie, so I could have easily showered at High Point, but oh well. Hopefully the water will be fixed tomorrow.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Not Fair Weather Riding....
BRRRRRRR!!! It was so COLD and so WINDY today!! Mike got up and went to check on his car and then got us a membership at the gym so we could use their shower. So... I figured it might be easier to go shower with him rather than make Dan sit in the trailer after my lesson while I worked on Atlas and Josie and then went to High Point to shower. So I went with Mike. BAD IDEA!! The gym shower was TERRIBLE!! It was sooooo cold. The water was warm... in the sense that it wasn't cold, but.. just barely. I mean, it felt sort of warm but by the time you got in, it was downright chilly. I was shivering so hard I almost couldn't shower. And the water pressure was terrible too. Sigh... But.. we went and had lunch. When I got home it was just about time to go for my lesson so I sent Beth a text asking because.. it was really cold. And really windy. Like... I was tempted to not ride today. So... The truck was started and Fleck was munching on hay, so I loaded Dan up. About the time I shut the ramp, Beth texted back "We can... but it's pretty miserable!". Ha ha.. I asked if the ring was jumpable because that would be worth it. She said nope, so.. I decided to cancel. I debated just unloading Dan and spending the next two hours in the house. BUT... I needed to go get gas and... he was already in the trailer.. and I was already dressed to ride... So I just took him to get gas. And while it was bitter cold outside... in my car it was warm and toasty, so... I decided to just go ahead and go to Ashland. If I went home I would have to do paperwork and I didn't want to do that. ;) ha! So we hauled to Ashland. The arena's and XC fields were closed so I tacked up, put the quarter sheet on, and off we went. We did a nice hack in the woods and fields, a little bit of trotting and even a small bit of canter. It was fun. And despite wearing wool socks, winter boots, fleecey breeches, a long underwear shirt, a fleece, a heat reflective vest, a jacket, and my ear cover up thing on my head... I didn't get warm enough to take my jacket off until the very end. But it was pleasant. I wasn't cold.. We had fun.