Not really much going on right now. I managed to get sick less than 12 hours after getting home which combined with jet lag made me an unbearable mess for a few days.
The absolutely frigid and snowy weather has not helped anyone, I am pretty sure Fawkes has missed some turn out time.
I did actually manage to ride him on Tuesday but he was some kind of tense and looky. It was warm finally, but windy. We rode around for a little and Fawkes managed to be obedient but I could tell he just wasn't mentally there. Once the other riders cleared out I stripped his tack and let him run.
He clearly needed that. It took awhile for him to cool down so we played around with some liberty ground work. I mean, I have no idea how to do that formally but I walked around the ring and he followed me and I stopped and backed and he did the same so clearly we are ready to go pro.
Tonight was 19 degrees so yeah, Fawkes is hanging out with his blankets and I am hanging out with some wine and Archer (and dogs and cats and fur in my wine).