Imagine what this would cause -
It's not about keeping the pastures looking pretty; it's about safety. Those divots dry that way, and we don't want anybody catching a hoof.
Between rain and extra horse-time in the runs, the gravel was getting a bit thin. So today we refreshed the gravel pile, and David spent the day spreading it in the runs. We haven't had to add gravel since August of 2009 (click here), so that's not too bad. As you can see from the picture, it's cold enough for hat, gloves and heavy jacket. The boys are in blankets. Sigh.
In spite of the rain, the footing in the lunge pen is pretty darn good. Paj had a nice lunge today. And (drum roll, please) David got on Ben! I missed the photo op - he sat on him just long enough to tell him what a good boy he is. Yay! Ben's first "ride"! It was completely uneventful, which is exactly what we want.
Oh goody, the rain has changed to snow. Oh joy.