This March really brought to life the expression "in like a lion, out like a lamb", but I'm not referring to the weather.
The month started with my two best friends in the entire world getting into a horrific car accident on their way home from Mike's best friend's house. They were driving north when a car heading south hit a patch of black ice and spun out of control, hitting them head on. Two people in the other vehicle died, and my friends were air lifted to two separate hospitals. They will, thankfully, make full recoveries, but their injuries were extensive, and much of the month was spent making sure they had what they needed during this difficult time.
The first half of the month was snowy and cold. Mike and I went out plowing together, and I brought my camera to help pass the time.
The good news was that I got the chance to take some lovely pictures of my boys in the snow as a result.
Meanwhile, the dogs hid inside where it was warm.
We had to pick up another load of hay. While we were at the farm loading it up, I took the time to visit with my old friend, Kole.
As always, I spent a ton of time working at the cat clinic. This month, I remembered to take photos in the process.
Halfway through the month, I got a new set of ears to ride behind. I met Sterling, an 8 year old Arabian gelding that my friend purchased over the winter. I did two conditioning rides to get to know him, then started off the ride season by competing him in the 30 mile Rabbit Run.
The ride weekend was a phenomenal time. I finished Top Ten with Sterling and the trails were totally gorgeous. The following morning, I took my own pony, JR, out for a six mile pleasure ride with my friend, Sandy, on her new mare, Mickey. We had a great time, laughing and smiling all the way. It was the perfect ending to a very rough month.