It's been too cold to do much here. I was able to get out to the farm yesterday for a brief ride. Actually it was more like "let Royal run around the indoor for a while, play a little bit Online after saddling, and do a 10 minute passenger lesson". The vet specified that the first ride after an adjustment should be walking on a loose rein for a short time. And that's exactly what we did. I used Royal's new bit and bridle again and he seems to be handling the bit very well.
Even though it was a balmy 18*F and I had all my long underwear and heated toe stickers on, I still found myself hunching over trying to protect myself from the cold. Sigh. I am just not made for this weather.