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Riding blog

A nice mild day and all the horses wanted their blankets off in the afternoon, to have a good roll in the soft snow.  After I got that accomplished, I brought Lexie in and groomed her.  The thrush on her RF seems to be healing well enough that it is not responsive to pressure.  The LF still is a bit sensitive, so it may be time to treat her again.

We worked in the arena and she was really quite good in all gaits.  Getting better all the time.  Gia came and rode her in the evening and they seemed to get along well from what I observed.  Great!


Missy had a lesson on Otto tonight and they produced some nice work.  He is coming over his topline better and she is applying her skills regarding the outside rein and inside leg and incorporating the occasional counter bend where appropriate.  Really fun to work with them.

Meanwhile, I was riding Howdy and we did a lot of bending and yielding to the rein in walk.  He did very well and I am quite pleased.  I know, walking doesn’t sound exciting.  When it needs to be done and you get the results you’d hoped for, it is very exciting!  #horsegeek