It was wonderful being able to work outside and in the barn and not have the air making my face hurt. I know it was a hard winter for a lot of you...but our winter was so bitterly cold. More so than normal. I think we may have broken a record for how many days we had that there was a windchill advisory. But weather like that makes us North Dakotans appreciate warm weather when we get it!
With the warm weather comes spring cleaning. I spent a lot of time in the barn the last two days.
The last two days I have also spent a lot of time with George. I finally think he is starting to trust me. While he doesn't have the same snugly personality that Piney had, he has been more interested in hanging out with me... Probably because I have been bribing him to like me with treats... But still he has come a long way since I got him! He isn't so grouchy when I touch him. To be brutally honest here, I wasn't even so sure I even liked him a few months ago. He was just so pissy all the time. But he has really come around the last few days.
He is actually a pretty cool horse. Obviously he isn't the horse for everyone...mostly because he is an ass... But I am really happy that I have him. His friends from the his training barn told me that once he figures out that you are his person, he will love you and do whatever you want him to do. He just takes a while to figure out. Today when I was in the barn cleaning, he hung out with me and not once did he pin his ears... That in itself is huge.
Also, his condition looks great. Obviously there is room for improvement, but from what he was, he looks at least 10 times better. Hubby mentioned that all of the horses could use a little work on their top lines, and that George could benefit from some small work outs everyday so that he gains more muscle. So hopefully when it starts to dry up a bit more I can start riding or even just lunging that big gray monster. I think that once he gets in shape he will look real nice.
Now hurry up snow and melt!
P.s. This yeti needs to meet the furmanator... Like seriously, he has no problem growing a winter coat...and this was what grew under his winter blanket...