Mo' Rain, Mo' Problems: PVDA Spring Preview
Last weekend the wonderful Jan (and Penn) stopped by to pick up Pig and I for epic adventures at Morven Park!
Unfortunately, the lovely weather of Friday ended up giving way to more rain. Horrible, soaking, driving rain, in fact.
Lucky for me, Pig is a field boarded horse. He's 100% okay with being rained on. He doesn't toss his head or get upset about precipitation.
However, he does not enjoy slogging through wet and slippery footing, especially when he can't see where his feet are going.
I knew we were in for a world of problems in the warm up on Saturday, when I asked for a canter and instead received knees above eyeballs and hocks somewhere around croup height.
Of course, a little rain wasn't going to stop us. We manned up and pushed through the gross to ride all our tests, despite some theatrics...
Thankfully, we weren't the only ones doing the rain dance of the equine people out there...
|Aren't these two the cutest? Seriously!|
|I even bought this raincoat in hopes that the rain would stop. No dice. Coat is awesome, though.|
|Pasture boarded horse gives zero shits about your "heavy rain".|
|Thin skinned thoroughbred gives a lot of shits about your #squicky footing.|
|"Ew, ew, ew" - Pig|