Today, all I did was longe for thirty minutes and do a little in-hand work. He's not super fond of the footing in the outdoor, especially since it needs to be dragged, so he was a little less enthusiastic than yesterday in the indoor, but he was striding out well. His jaw was mucho tight to start off with and I didn't quit with him until he softened it up.
|waiting patiently at the end of the line for me to tell him he can come in.|
I called it quits and headed to the barn with the intention to pull his mane. I had actually planned on doing that last weekend, but I couldn't find my pulling comb in my grooming box, so I just pushed it aside. Well, since his show is this weekend, I wanted to give it time to de-frazzle a bit so I dug in my locker to see if I could find it. Nope. In my tack box? Nope. Did BO have one in her locker? Nope. In the school horse grooming box? Nope.
So I asked one of the boarders if she had one I could borrow. "Sure! Let me grab it!" >Insert digging through her locker for five minutes here.< "I can't find it! I know I have at least two!"
BM steps in. "I know my daughter has one. I just saw it at the show last weekend." >Insert digging through her daughter's locker for five minutes here.< "Hmm, I can't find it."
The boarder was like, "Well, I think I can find one in the carriage house." >Insert both of us opening drawers and lockers to no avail.< WTF, pulling combs? Where have you gone?! At least they're cheap, as I'll now be buying handfuls and placing them strategically around the barn....
Also! (Do you like how I always seem to end posts with some random shit that no one really cares about? Well, you will care about this. Because I told you to.) Aimee over at We All Love Cuna! has proclaimed a challenge. Read about it yourselves, but also do it. I will be taking BO's words of advice and doing my two point in my dressage saddle as too many summers of galloping have given me the "It's like riding a bicycle! You never forget!" muscle memory with short stirrups. But damn it if my legs don't like to go all hibbally-bibbally with longer stirrups. I'll time myself for a starting point tomorrow, but like Aimee, I get bored/distracted of this game really quickly so it might not be an accurate number. I will try though! So go do work.