It’s hot. No surprise there. It is July in the SE after all. I’ll take 100F over 30F any day any time. I love summer.
Not a whole lot new is going on over here. I’m continuing to ride Eeyore to help his fitness, relaxation and compliance to my aides. Some days and some rides are better than others but overall things are heading in the right direction. My confidence has sky rocketed since the xc school and it is showing up in the flat rides at home since then. He still tries to pull his crap early on, but now I’m in a place where I can shut him down without a fuss and move on to have a good ride.
Yesterday I worked him in the arena and then headed out to the big pasture to cool down. We made it all the way around hoof perfect at the walk which means that next time I’ll add in some trot sets up the hill. His booty needs the work out and I love the low impact high output that grassy hills provide. Once I’m comfy at the walk we will add canter sets as well.
Big Boy got a muzzle ordered for him as well. He is fat and being fat wont help his legs any in the long run. Gem needs a new one anyway. She has managed to break the halter that came with hers twice and in the process of trying to rip it off by rubbing on the water tank, she gave herself an eye ulcer. I guess she wins as now she is in a fly mask without the muzzle until it heals. Its good to be married to a vet folks. He caught the tiny ulcer bringing her in for breakfast over the weekend.
I went ahead and ordered just the basket with attachments to her regular halter instead of an all in one halter/muzzle so hopefully that will be safer for her. She has been wearing the muzzle during the day for just over a month now and has noticeable weight loss already. Lots more to go but she is getting there.
Trainer AB texted me this morning asking if I wanted to lesson at 8 pm tonight which is my bed time, but I am not complaining. Finding a trainer that works evenings is next to impossible so I am trying to be as flexible as possible with her. Plus at least at 8 pm the sun is going down and the world is cooling off a bit. Hopefully I will have some exciting things to talk about after the lesson though Dusty will be at home with Wyatt so no media. I really need to put a Soloshot on my xmas list this year.
That’s about it around here. Status quo really as we head into the hottest month of the year.