Weather is beautiful today. Got lots done outside, including a walk down the road! I am not sure which took more time, cleaning off muddy horses or the 2 mile walk! Ha ha They were filthy, from the skin out. Ignored legs, no big mud lumps hanging off. Shortened manes to about 4 inches, cut bridlepaths, will shorten forelocks tomorrow. After curry ing there were BIG clouds of dirt rolling out the door from blowing them off with the vacuum.
We used the older horses, hoping they had no “frolic” left to make things exciting! Had to let girths out a little, but otherwise everything fit fine. Hitched them up and off we went. I used my new “PLEASE PASS WIDE AND SLOW” sign on the back. It seemed to help. Though everyone was very courteous from both directions. Unfit horses, so the drive was all walk, did 2 miles. They got out their big walk after turning around at the corner heading home, kind of a surprised them when we went on by! They then just moseyed until we turned around again to return home. They speeded up again, just reaching further every stride. No attempt to trot but we got home quickly!
They were a bit damp at the skin but no sweat. Hair was all laying down when the harness came off. A very nice way to spend part of the day.
Husband is considering putting rainsheets on the driving horses after baths. He thinks it might save a LOT of grooming time working them daily. Have to see if the weather will hold. He took off the boys winter studded shoes. I also got my garden beds raked off because the bulbs are showing. Now weather will probably send an ice storm! Ha ha