I'm back in my routine of working out at the gym, mucking the pasture and riding my horse. I've lost 1.5 so far. Winston needs to get fit as well. Gayle is scheduled to come up next week for a lesson and we need to be able to work longer than ten minutes.
This morning, Winston and I focused on fitness. We did three sets with a short walk break between each set. Five minutes of forward trot, five minutes of forward canter, and five minutes of fluid trot -- with a bunch of walk-trot transitions for good measure. We were hot, sweaty and happy when we finished. I felt very connected to him during our ride, feeling him try so hard to get it exactly right. He felt like a million bucks. I gave him extra belly rubs afterwards and let him graze on the grass.
Brett is losing weight by cutting down all the grass that grew a mile high while we were gone. He's finished the orchard and the front grass, now he's focusing on the slopes.