Thursday, February 6, 2014

The worst blogger ever in the winter

Well, I must be the worst blogger ever. One post and then almost four months until the next one.

Quite honestly, there really hasn't been much to blog about. Winter is a quieter time of year for pony activities, and it's been a cold season, although we haven't gotten nearly as much snow as other places.

P and AP have been staying warm by eating lots of hay. P can still eat soft hay and also gets some chopped hay. She also has a very thick winter coat, but as she gets older, I do wonder if I'll have to start blanketing her. There are countless brands of blankets with a countless number of options, so I'll have to start looking into that.

P and AP have also continued to get plenty of turnout, even during the winter. I think it's important for P to be out, as it keeps her from getting so stiff. She especially tends to get stiff in her hips/sacroiliac area. I suspect that she may have had some past trauma, although she is also just getting older. Unfortunately, we don't have access to an indoor arena, so any real exercise can't be done until spring. I'm okay with the time off, as the weather is often too miserable to ride anyway, but sometimes it would be nice to have an indoor.

I'll try not to take four months to blog again!