Monday, February 13, 2012

Exhausted

Life has been busy lately, and as a result I have not seen much of my horse. I haven't ridden since my last post. We were out of town Friday afternoon and Saturday. On Sunday we drove straight from Chicago to the barn to hold our horses for the farrier. We could have ridden after the trim, but we didn't.

We did turn the horses out in the arena before it was their turn to get attention from Duke. There were a few other horses turned out as well, and they were all romping and playing like colts. Steen always gets a tad confused when there is chasing and herd dynamics going on in his general vicinity, as he's a bit out of the loop socially. Yesterday his solution to not knowing exactly what was going on was to rear. He got in several huge rears. One of them he stood up higher on his haunches than I would have thought physically possible for him AND extended his front hoof up and past his head. It was hilarious. I thought he was going to fall over.

This week the weather looks like it's going to be bad, but work shows no signs of letting up either so at least I won't have to be chained to a computer and thinking about all the wonderful saddle time I'm missing.

1 comment:

  1. At least Steen's social incompetence is funny. :) Trekker just tends to squeal and try to bite everyone. He's like a teenage girl..."I hate you, let's be friends!"

    It's amazing how much taller horses look when they rear. I know that's kinda the point, but it's still really amazing to see in person.

    Hope you're able to get some riding in soon. :)

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