This week I have not ridden much at all. Partly that is because I am currently in sole charge of all the animals.
When there is a limited amount of daylight I have to prioritise. The ponies can run around the field and exercise themselves to some extent. The dog doesn’t have that opportunity!
Although I miss the riding I still get to spend time with the ponies. They are always pleased to see me in the mornings and especially the evenings when I feed them!
Plus the dog and I always stop to say hello.
Every winter I have to accept that my riding gets curtailed – it won’t be long now before it is too dark to ride in the mornings as well as the evenings. It’s just a case of adjusting myself to a new routine of only riding a couple of times a week. There are lots of compensations though – things like log fires on cold evenings!