By some miracle, the arena was actually dry enough to ride today, other than the few puddles here and there. I spent a lot of time warming up and going through lots of little exercises since Marley has had so many days off. He's such a good boy though, and came back without skipping a beat.
Just as I finished setting up some ground poles and started our canter work, there was a loud crash of thunder and within seconds it was pouring rain. ARGHH!!! I need an indoor!
I got off of Marley and he was very good while I pulled all of his tack off and tried to get everything out of the rain. Within two minutes we were running at a fast trot back to his shelter together, and we both stood there until the rain lightened up enough for me to go back to my car.
I was happy to get some riding time in, finally, even though it ended up getting cut short. I'm a little worried about how much rain we are supposed to be getting in the coming days, but I'm hoping it doesn't turn the arena into a lake as before. We are coming down to the wire and Marley and I have made virtually no progress under saddle since Abbe Ranch due to weather.