As I walked up to DJ it was not too muddy, but having said that, when i saw him I decided that he seemed to have 1/2 the field over his body ... in fact his tail was more mud than hair!
Anyway, he walked in and then we had about an hour of quality "us" time ... grooming, and chatting about life!
Toni came out and took Junior out to a field, then tacked up smudge and we headed off.
It was still very bright - and cool, but no longer frosty, so a great day to be out and about!
DJ had to stop at his normal place to "powder his nose" - and when he had finished, Toni asked if we were up to cantering, and as it is a short way, I said yes. She told us to go first - which tends to be unusual, so I was really pleased with how DJ behaved - a nice steady canter up the verge.
We only went around the farm and back - so short, but sweet.
it was a lovely ride, and once DJ was fed I hobbled back out to his field with him ... yes, my leg is still sore!!!