We just walked the trails except for one short stint of trotting where the footing was still intact. But it was a beautiful day (with sun!) and the temperature almost got to 60 degrees, so it was easy to pretend it was March instead of the dead of winter.
Nimo got lots of practice with water crossings, which he kind of needed. When I spent so much time riding with the friend that I broke up with over the summer, Nimo got out of the habit of crossing with confidence because the other horse almost always went first. (My friend didn't have a lot of patience for waiting for Nimo if he crossed first because it will sometimes take him a few seconds to a minute to judge the footing, so she often insisted on going first so she didn't have to wait.) By the end of today's ride, he was doing quite well and back to his usual self, which is much appreciated.
|Back at the trailer after the ride|