I hope you're all staying warm this week!
Last Saturday, Cactus got to make the trip to the indoor arena in Bloomfield with me & a few other horses. He loaded, unloaded, & stood tied at the trailer great. He rode well. He may have felt more comfortable while loping circles in the arena, but I think it's fair to say that he's naturally just a strong, powerful horse who's probably not going to adopt a slow western pleasure lope. Early this week, we did get to head out to the pastures in the wind & temperatures that didn't feel nearly as warm as they forecasted before more snow & brutally cold temperatures arrived again.
Next week, the weather forecast starts to look on the up & up with consistent snow melt. If that happens with some open soft ground, I'd like to start playing with the lay down with Cactus. I'm also planning another lesson/trimming trip for March 4th & 5th that Cactus may get to tag along on again.
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.