Work: AM heat therapy, easy walk/PM groom, ran out of daylight for exercises. Evaluation*: During the walk, he stayed relaxed despite being annoyed at the dog. Almost like a horse that one might someday want to ride. Almost. Someday. By the end of the grooming, he began to remember that he enjoys being fussed over.Continue reading “Back in the [figurative] Saddle”
Work: day off. In honor of my continued haunting of BrickFair, Rodney as a LEGO mosaic. Conversion courtesy of LEGO Photo app. The original was drawn by Jean Abernethy for Back To Eventing: Getting to Know You, posted Feb 2011 on the USEA website. How do you combine horses with your other interests?
Work: PM heat therapy/walk, 1/4 of pasture Grade: Set up: 24″ x 30″ plywood board. Exercise: Stand on with both front feet. Saturday was our first day with this. As I suspected, he came right over to chew and paw. With a modicum of convincing, he put one foot on & then both feet. Sunday,Continue reading “Ground Exercise 4: Plank”
Work: AM heat therapy/walk, PM groom/ground exercises [box, plank, weave cones, reverse poles] Grade: Engaging in what is becoming an annual tradition (BTR Jan 2011, final paragraph) of renaming my horse. Rodney as a stable name is here to stay. His show name is now Start Your Engine. Getting rid of previous show name becauseContinue reading “Gentlemen …”