I ran down to get Cartman and his older brother Taj slipped out the gate on me- I had not had any coffee yet. So I'm out there chasing Taj around the yard as he'd run all the way up to the house. I finally caught him by letting him go into one of the stalls. Yikes.
After the escapee was securely replaced in the field I grtabbed Cartman and we headed back up to the house.
Thanks to his blanket grooming was a pretty easy deal and I was making good time.
I had C saddled and the trailer hooked up just as the sky was turning a little darker grey...
It was getting really chilly and a little breezy.
I have yet to actually get out winter coat this year- some type of subconscious rebellion against the dreaded rain season.... or my primal diet, I'm not sure exactly why.
But I decided it was time, and I needed my gloves too.
So I spent another 15 minutes looking for the gloves that have been kicking around all summer. No luck.
I looked everywhere.
I finally decided that I probaly could ride in barn chore gloves. By now it was sleet/snowing again. Agh!!!
I threw Cartman's cooler over his saddle and off we went.
Here's proof- you can't actually see the precipitation in the photos but we only made if 45 minutes before I was freezing!!!