Bobby does, I think, read my blog. I was whining about how I wish his trot work was more consistent and just, well, better and when I asked him if he wanted to try a trot with his boots on, he sprang right into it and actually did something a little strange. He used his..... neck! That long, dinosaur-like appendage that likes to pretend it's working, but really it's just his head that's tucked in. Well folks, yesterday he bent that baby from his shoulders and actually put it to work and his trot was faaaabulous.
|i tried to get video but i only stayed in the frame for about 2secs.|
Yesterday I went out with a mission: stay at the barn until the farrier got there and be that crazy owner that watches his every move and makes obnoxious comments on her horse's feet while he's working. New Farrier could not make it out which kind of makes me angry. Ohh, well. I had awhile to wait so I amused myself in other ways.
I saw Sue for the first time since she had to put Gabby down and I helped her clean out her locker. We agreed that it's not technically "hoarding" when you're a horse person--it's just saving things for another horse! And since she already has another horse, there was really no need to throw anything away. Such good logic. I'm a good helper.
|sue and gabby last summer.|
I did a long walk warm up because his back is still a little tight, then worked on transistions with his trot. He needs his teeth done still so he's kind of fussy with the bit, but someone trained him really, really well to listen to seat aids and I had to be careful my half halts weren't too strong or he'd come right back to the walk. Cantered each direction with no problems and called it quits after thirty five minutes. Still a fun horse, still pretty fancy, and I still like him, but I think I've gotten too used to the big galump of Mr Magee at this point.
|"i am so adorable."|
He was, unfortunately, still kind of tender so I only walked him again....except for the one lap of trot I snuck in to see if his neck still knew it had a part to play. Heck yes it did. He's getting today off because Thursday I have a lesson with BO and I want him to feel funky fresh going into it. Ideally I would have liked to lesson the week of my show, but next week is the last camp week and I know from previous experience that BO is pretty much useless when camp is going on. "I want you to teach my how to do stretchy trot." "Ok, let's canter the whole lesson." Really? Really.