This is it, guys. The last of the nice weather for....a long while. October is really pulling out all the stops this week; warm sun lighting up the blazing trees against the dark blue sky and that perfect crisp air that wakes up the lungs. Soon we'll be slogging through icy slush to bring our wet ponies in from the pastures, wishing we lived in Florida (or if you're one of the lucky few, you'll actually be heading to Florida for the winter).
I had the chance to take Clay for a spin out in the hay field last week, and we finished our hack with a nice gallop through the long grass (after I made sure there weren't any bucks hiding in him ;)). I highly recommend it. I'm of the opinion that a good gallop cures a lot of things.
I hope you get outside and soak this moment in time in.