The outdoor reappeared from beneath layers of ice and snow on Saturday, and I was so excited to see that footing and think of the upcoming season of riding. Amanda and Maddy had the first ride out there and both horses were pretty good, considering they've spent the entire winter in the indoor ring. The neighbour was out making a racket, moving things around, and being "scary", and while Lucy and Brantley looked at him, they got back to work quickly.
Lucy was kind of a huge idiot on the lunge line at first, so I didn't have much hope that Amanda would have a good ride, but I was pleasantly surprised! Lucy was really good, and the two of them looked wonderful. They even had a nice canter!
Overnight, it was back to highs in the 20's, and today was very chilly and windy. Winter goes on and on.