Yesterday (3-2-09) was sunny again, cool (upper 50s, lower 60s), low humidity. Perfect for a horseback ride.
After being 27 F or so the night before, my horse just wanted to walk and graze, mostly. He was sneezing a bit and had a slightly runny nose. He trotted and cantered some, when he wanted to.
It felt good to get out and ride. It was good to be out in nature and in the sun, just me and my horse. Horses, being herd animals, make good “friends” to spend time with: they have good dispositions (generally; there are individual differences, of course), they like social interaction, and they like to run and play.