It's official. . . I'm a bad horsey mommy. I totally missed Louie's birthday last Thursday (March 11th). I'm sorry baby Louie, happy 4th birthday! Well if it's any consolation, I guess he got a feel good service for his birthday (see previous post). I also picked up a new Uncle Jimmy Hanging Ball at Fleet Farm the other day so I will give him that to make up for missing the birthday cake.
All hurt feelings aside, Louie was great tonight. I rode him for the second time since his treatment last week and he felt really good. Our hunter/jumper instructor even commented on how much better he looked this week compared to last week without even knowing that anything had happened between then and now. (thumbs up!) So that's a real good thing! Yay Louie! We worked on our extended and slow trot, we even cantered on both leads pretty well (no fussing or bucking). I need to continue to work on my legs- really dropping my heels down and keeping my toes forward- calves in at Louie's sides. This is a bit different than what I'm used to from riding saddle seat with the knees in tight and the feet turned out away from the horse's sides. So, more work for me, but Louie's doing great with our conditioning exercises.