Big Iron Ranch doesn't have an indoor ring. That didn't bother me in September. After all, I'm not really a fan of indoor rings. I figured I'd be just as happy outside riding in the snow.
Here's what I forgot--it's not the snow that causes problems...
it's the mud.And the mud is everywhere.
The roping arena and round pens are completely under water
The field where I usually ride is better, but there are still some slick spots.
Trillium is a pretty laid back pony, but she's a bit prissy.
Those usually happy little ears get downright cranky when there's mud underfoot.So what's a girl to do on a warm, sunny, muddy day? It was much too nice not to ride so Trillium and I had to get a bit creative! We slipped out the back gate...
and made this quiet little dirt road our arena.
Trillium didn't like it much at first, but she settled in nicely, and we had a productive walk/trot schooling session.
It's not an indoor ring, but for right now it'll do!