Mostly, she's just been eating. I've been working non-stop and by the time I get off of work, it's already dark and there is literally no time for anything. The one day I did have off, I took the photo above, and as you can tell, it was pouring rain. I don't think she minds just hanging out in the paddock, though, as she seems content to mull around and putter through her days. But, I will be happy when the days start to get longer and I can actually start working with my mare.
My plans are simple: start off slow. Lots of hand-walking and undersaddle walking - a bit of trail riding, really. Most of our issues are going to stem from the fact that our winter has been kind of bogus - there is literally no snow on the ground anymore and we nearly had a green Christmas. It's been soggy and wet, so Suz's hooves are mushy and damp 24/7. I've been putting Venice Turpentine on them to help them harden up, but I think it's kind of a catch 22 with the water just making it all evaporate away.
I hope the next time I blog I have something more interesting to say!