Here's my excuses -
1. Weather. It was bitterly cold yesterday. We let the horses out to stretch and move around, but we brought them in early and shut them in their stalls. It was 3 degrees F this morning.
2. I had work to do at Chuck's barn. Of course I fed and cleaned stalls for our horses before I went to Chuck's, but I left our horses tucked in their stalls. Did I mention it was 3 degrees F? Chuck's horses were locked in from about 3 pm to morning because of the weather, so it took me until about 10 am to clean his stalls, get the horses out, and get back to our barn for turnout. By then it was in the 20s.
Paj was most definitely not interested in excuses. Here's the tail end of his little meltdown. I'm glad that he's feeling so good, but I'd rather he didn't run hard in cold weather. He'd rather I didn't keep him cooped up!
He was nicely dressed for strolling around on a cold morning, but seriously over-dressed for a gallop, so we had to spend quite a bit of time walking in a cooler. He had a hot salty bran with lunch, and he's a happy camper tonight. Geez.