Ponygirl and I like to start the year off with a New Year’s Day ride. That way, whatever follows, at least you got the year off to a positive beginning. I don’t recall what happened last year to throw us off stride, but we seem to have missed our ride. Here we are back in 2010, though, the year I tore my rotator cuff and was riding with one arm out of commission. Memorable, but not in a good way! We still got out for our ride though.
This year, New Year’s Day was overcast and mild. Around noon, the sun tried to peek through, but was defeated. Still, the temperature was above freezing and it was quite pleasant. Ponygirl arrived about mid-afternoon and we headed out to the barn to round up Diva and Mousie and get saddled up. Just as we started to get the horses ready, it began to rain! Should we continue, or give up on the idea for this year? We decided we would at least have a short outing, and continued to get ready. By the time we mounted up, it was still raining, but just a light frizz. We rode down to the Back Forty Forest and enjoyed a tour of the woodlands before returning triumphantly, our New Year ritual complete for another year.