Instead, here's what else has been going on: Not much.
I rode on Sunday, dropped supplements off on Wednesday, and headed back out on Friday. I did Bobby's feet first thing. I'm not sure how I feel about them right now. As always, I welcome (beg for) any and all comments or criticism. Here are pictures from Friday:
i'm not sure of the where/when/how of the missing chunk.
thrush be gone! seriously soooooo much better!
maybe there's kind of a little heel there?
maybe? kind of? a little?
someone tell me that line is the delineation between new hoof and old,
and not that i'm foundering my horse.
After all that, I didn't really feel like riding. The cold didn't help. Instead, I put the surcingle and Micklem on and took him down to the indoor for a longe.
He went around w/t fine, and cantered to the left fine, but to the right he either picked up the lead cross cantering behind right away or switched behind once cantering. The switch usually involved a lot of bucking followed by hopping with both hind legs together but cantering normally in front. Clearly he needs to be adjusted. Merry Christmas to Bobby--who wants to pay for the chiro?
After the brief longe, I let him loose and he went loco for a good five minutes straight. He gets pretty silly out in the field, but with the snow and hard ground, I guess he's been missing out on his nightly romp. Once he was done, he calmly walked over to me to get hooked back to the line. I had to walk him out for nearly ten minutes before he was dry and no longer blowing.
He got his cookies and stuck back in his stall. I haven't been out since.
|listening to the cows across the road.|