I finally gave in to inevitability and called Evergreen to say I won't be in today. I'm really bummed; I've never missed a lesson since I started riding, and my time at the stables is very much the high point of my week, the emotional anchor.
Maybe a more cooperative or sedate horse, I could do. But Roman? There's just no way on earth, with this cough and lack of energy, that I can manage Roman today. And I know Chester's in use, and trying a totally new horse while sick? Not fun.