I never thought I would say this, not after eight months with snow on the ground last winter, but this winter has been sooo dry, that we are thankful for any and all moisture we can get. Last Monday, we had six inches of snow; didn't last too long, but it did hang around a couple of days. By Wednesday, it looked dry enough on the mountain to go take a look, so Bill got Ranger prepped with a new 'neck ring' - a survival kit, so to speak - really a mini first aid kit.
March had been one of the driest ones on Colorado's recorded history. We had hoped for relief in April, and found none. Instead we had temps in the 70's (great riding!) - in April - at 8500 ft!!!!
Another surprise today was the two truck loads of horses delivered to the livery. We now have 20-something horses across the street making their normal sounds. Life is wonderful.