Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Time for Mud

Louie has had a pretty easy schedule lately- go outside and play in the mud (and get caked in mud head to toe so I have to spend 30 minutes just removing the mud each day before we can do anything- silly horsie) and work a couple of times per week.  It is spring field trial season, which means Louie has an easy, though somewhat lonely life for the next month or so, and his brothers Cash and Jackson are working really hard.  I somehow don't think Louie minds.  He was pretty lucky to have a barn buddy to take him out to eat some green grass last week while I was gone. 

On the lunge line, he looks a little bit off still, but not too bad, and nothing that is stopping me from working him.  We had a nice ride yesterday, including walk, trot, and canter both ways.  Much to my surprise, he took both canter leads correctly from the walk, and didn't get fussy/antsy over it.  He's doing great with his shoulder in and haunches in, though we need to work on keeping the neck just a tad straighter in our shoulder in movements as we do have the tendency to bend a little too much at the base of the neck.  Overall though, with the exception of conditioning, we're just about picking up where we left off. 

1 comment:

  1. I find that with my saddlebred, the hardest thing is doing the lateral movements without him being too flexible! he's like "oh you want me to move my shoulder? how bout i move my entire front half of my body?" Keeping his neck straight is hard! Glad to know i'm not the only one :)