In the Beginning

Work: AM heat therapy/walk [reverse of Tues], PM groom/ground exercises [weave cones, turn-around box, reverse poles, plank] Grade:   [spookier than strictly necessary during grooming but redeemed himself in the ring, which alone is worth a star.] In their infinite wisdom, Horse Illustrated has published my story of shopping for Rodney as “Horse Tales: TheContinue reading “In the Beginning”

Ground Exercise 3: Weave Cones

Work: AM heat therapy only, rider [a courtesy title] on disabled list. Cough. Sniffle. Grade: n/a Set up: 4 orange highway cones in a row, approximately 5′ apart. Exercise: serpentine around cones. If we ever get into the jumper ring or out on cross country, Rodney will have many winning virtues: stride, power, boldness. However,Continue reading “Ground Exercise 3: Weave Cones”

Fear! Fire! Foes! Nevermind.

Work: AM easy walk (even for us), PM ground exercises Grade: Rodney and I are back to work, making progress at the speed of stalactite formation.  In rereading the blog, I realized that last Tuesday was only his fourth afternoon session since our restart. It doesn’t matter how inexplicable I find his fears. The gremlinsContinue reading “Fear! Fire! Foes! Nevermind.”

Peace Horse

(Apologies for the inadvertent preview this morning.) Work: 1/2+1/2x, heat therapy/groom Grade: n/a Not gonna see War Horse. I have enough issues with separation as is. Watching an entire movie on the subject is not my ideal afternoon. Plus, if I want to invite the devastation of war into my life, I’ll watch the news.Continue reading “Peace Horse”