In the midst of the Covid-19 panic and restrictions, there’s one small bright light. There is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted between horse and humans. So if you’re lucky enough to be able to visit your horse, make sure to give them a hug.
Right now, I can still get to the barn. My horses live in a private facility and I’m usually the only one there at a given time. Right now, there are also no restrictions on travel. I’ve read online that others aren’t so lucky: their barns are closed or they are in different towns and travel has been restricted.
Going to my Happy Place
Zelda, has been a tad less than cooperative. She’s still in “winter mode” and is not keen to put the extra work in. We’ve had a few heated discussions about when she’s “done”. Yesterday, she tried several times to turn back home rather than head on on a new trail and she’s surprisingly articulate for an animal who technically cannot speak. I think I need a slightly more persuasive set of spurs because mine are not having the desired effect.
Given that hospitals are going to be overrun, I’m also doing my best to stay safe. Now is not the time to show up at the ER with several broken bones. So Zelda can count herself lucky. The workouts I’m asking her to do are not that demanding.
How are you all coping with the restrictions from the coronavirus? Are you able to see your horse? Are you riding as usual. In some places foxhunting has already been shut down; I double we’ll have a season this spring. But at least I be out in the sunshine and fresh air in my happy space. I hope you can, too.