I am grateful for my friend Kim who is visiting me who is up for anything including horseback riding. She is happy doing anything. I love her spirit. Yesterday after riding the horses we went for a soak with the kids and another high school friend at Fairmont Hot Springs after.
I am also grateful to finally have my own acreage where the horses are close and I can check on them and visit them easily. I used to always board my horses out and it was difficult to get there to see them often.
Today it is -32. Ridiculously cold for this area. I left Winnipeg for a reason. I am grateful to have lots of hay, alfalfa cubes and grain for the horses as well as winter blankets to help keep them warm. I am also grateful they have shelter and are close by to chip the ice out of their feet a few times a day. (the ice balls up under their feet in this weather and makes walking very uncomfortable and slippery).
I am grateful for the love and energy I can give them and that they give me in return.