Well, after thoroughly planning my day, I figured out that the only way I was going to get to see Marley today was to be up bright and early (5:30 AM to be exact). We didn't do any work today, but since it had rained all day on Easter, I wanted him to get some exercise at least. Besides, I feel really guilty leaving him alone for the day, and feel as though even if I can't spend much time with him, some love and carrots are always beneficial. It would be different too if Marley got to go out all day into a pasture with other horses and stretch his legs, but he doesn't. The only time he gets out is when I come to work with him. I would love for this to change for him.
Tomorrow I'm planning on devoting my evening to Marley and plan on picking back up with the new exercises and warm-up routine given to us by Jake. I can't wait to get him out of the arena, but for now we'll keep working with what we have.