It is pretty cold here at the moment but there are signs that spring is on the way.
The snowdrops have been out for a couple of weeks but now we are starting to see some primroses and even some brave daffodils.
Galahad and I had a lovely hack today. It was very cold but a beautiful day and I took Galahad into my neighbour’s field for the first time this year. Partly I wanted to see what sort of state the ground was in – some of it was fine, other bits were still very squelchy. I also wanted to show Galahad that we don’t always have to canter in the field. When we started riding in there he learned very quickly that it is a place where we canter and he can be inclined to take off sometimes.
We kept strictly to walk and went round the whole field. Galahad behaved much better than I expected – he did walk a lot faster once we had turned the corner back towards home but he didn’t try to take off once. I was incredibly pleased with him and I think it was definitely worth doing. I really need to remember not to canter every time we go through the field!