A bit more of the snow has melted since this pic from last week and it has begun to dry a little. Still muddy, but I've seen it worse and the horses have been dieting now for just over a week, so just prior to dinner time, they were getting silly. Over the past several days, both of the girls have been looking out towards the now melted pasture and pining away. This evening I found Kola jumping, bucking and rearing all around the arena area. Good exercise for her as far as I'm concerned as she is the one who needs the weight loss regimen more. Surprised to see her able to kick up her heels, funny enough. And both rolling in the mud. They will be greatly disappointed this year as I plan to re-seed the pasture, so there will be a delay in letting them out for tastes of grass this year. I do start them out slowly as I do not want them to founder, especially with new grass. I admittedly made a mistake last year as towards the end of the year, when the pasture had already seen it's better days and there really was no grass to speak of, I let them stay out 24/7 and it made it quite difficult come winter to lock them in. They were very unhappy about that. This year they will be brought in every night and kept in on my weekend shifts to work. That way the transition in the future will go better. I think they may want to argue that plan, but too bad, I'm the boss!