Saturday, May 21, 2011

Super Mellow Ride

Vacation can be wonderful and tiring at the same time, so Brian and I found ourselves too worn out to go to the barn on Friday. Today, however, both Bear and Steen seemed very happy to see us, coming to meet us at the gate.

Steen's left front foot has gotten weirdly splayed and spread out since his last pedicure, and today he was missing a biggish chunk from one side and had another fairly developed tear on the other. If the farrier wasn't coming tomorrow, I'd have called him, but as it was I decided just to keep things very mellow. Luckily, Steen was totally in support of my plan, so we had an easy half-hour ride, walking and trotting on the strip. We worked on our usual things: leg-yields, circles, and standing. It was a beautiful day, with a blue sky and fluffy clouds. It was great to be out with the horses.

After the ride we turned them back out in the pasture. They were in no hurry to return to the herd.

Steen standing at the gate sporting his sexy new fly-mask

Horseback hours YTD: 25:20

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