Flatwork and hack

Magee rode Lexie and I rode Bravado.  We started out with flatwork in the arean where I coached her on encouraging Lexie to stretch to good success.  Then we rode down the grassed waterway across the highway in all gaits, which went well.

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Morning hack with Magee

It rained 1.5″ early this morning, so we went on a hack down the gravel road, Magee in the tack on Lexie and me on Howdy.  Surprisingly they were both a little tender on the gravel, so even though we had intended to take a mostly gravel hack, we ducked into the CRP.  We worked in all gaits and everything went well.  I forgot to take pictures because Magee and I were mostly chatting when we weren’t cantering.  LOL.  So this picture isn’t from today; I subbed in one so we would have a featured image.

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Morning hack

Beautiful morning.  I treated her heels for thrush and went on a nice hack.  My whole goal was to get her to relax and enjoy the scenery and just chill out. She started out a little tight, but by the end, she was nice and chill.  Duggie came with us, which is always hysterical.  Great day.

 

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Lexie gets on the trailer

I had the trailer hooked up from a project on Tuesday, so tonight was a good opportunity to practice loading with Miss Lexie.  I mad sure she was leading correctly (so that I was between her shoulder and ear and she was going the pace I dictated and paying attention) and she loaded right away. I also gave her a cookie each time she loaded.  After four cookies she was done.  Good girl.