Much to my surprise the forecasted low of -19 was totally incorrect! It’s -28.7. This afternoon around 1:00 it will warm up to -15 for a few hours with the wind chill -30 or warmer. That’s when I’ll turn the horses out. The Vizslas are not amused.
Alex Reinfels was here for a lesson Friday at 4:00.
At one point my eyes were watering, my nose was running and the tips of my toes were cold. Surprising because it was a balmy -3 in the arena. I dismounted and showed Alex the latest games I’m playing with Zelador. One game is: I stand at his rump, place a hand on the croup and we walk together. Another game is: I use chalk to write a name on the kickboards and ask Zelador to touch the name. I wrote “Alex”. Zelador was successful at touching it then I asked him to “find Alex” who was about 10 metres away. No problem. He walked to Alex. We repeated this sequence a few times. I asked Alex to move further away and to another spot in the arena while I asked Zelador to touch the letters “Alex” on the kickboard. He did. I then said, “Find Alex.” Zelador instantly noticed that Alex was not in the same, boring, spot and he trotted to Alex.
Most certainly every horse can play this game!