We managed to get 4 inches of fresh snow last night- it sure made everything pretty again, but of course I know that it's just a layer to hide what is underneath- ice. I went out to spend some time with Louie today, and tried to lunge him in the pasture thinking the fresh snow would be enough of a cushion, but it wasn't. He went around maybe 3 times each way before I saw enough slipping and short stepping to call it quits- he was taking baby steps with his hind legs- well at least they were equally short. This weather sure is discouraging, the ground is hard and slippery and there's no way you can work a horse in it safely.
Sometimes I wonder what I'll get for a horse come spring time- the horses sure look different without their coats on, and they move a lot differently once the ground becomes useable. Oh for spring. . . It should only be another month before we start seeing some big changes around here, the snow will be melting, the earth will be muddy and saturated with melted snow, the days will be longer, and one of my most anticipated holidays will soon be upon us- March 8th. That's right, daylight savings begins! Hallelujah! And the first day of spring follows just behind that on March 20th. I can't wait! Louie hasn't even started shedding yet, while others here have been losing their coats for a month already. Oh when will this be over? At least someone seems to be enjoying it. ;)