Early sunsets and a handful of Events remaining in the season can mean only one thing – winter is right around the corner. I have a love-hate relationship with winter as a horse person. I love body clipping, quarter sheets and clinics. I am not so much a fan of boot-sucking mud, dependence on flashlights and the never ending quest to find a blanket that won’t rub my mare’s shoulders. I’m admittedly lucky out here in California that I don’t have to cope with all that fluffy white-stuff that causes much of the east coast Eventing community to break south for Aiken or Florida, but I do find myself fantasizing about a quiet snowy trail ride once in a while. Ah well, guess I will have to settle for a few beach trail rides this winter instead. Here’s to the off-season!
U.S. Weekend Action:
It’s almost time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Mine is to eat better at horse shows.