. . . when you don't see your horse for 2 weeks. . .
is a fat horsie.
Yeah, Louie is a little chubbier than the last time I saw him, I'm sure partly because he didn't get any exercise and partly because the horses were turned out on to the green grass over the past 2 weeks. So, what he needs is some exercise, and maybe a decrease in his feed- a good ol' diet.
Tonight he got some good exercise, I got him nice and sweated up with just some basic walk-trot-canter work. He is doing great with his transitions, his leads, and speed control. He seems a little stiff on his right front leg still, but not head-bobbing or lame, and he seems to work out of the stiffness when he is pushed a bit. So, that makes me happy. Now we just have to work on trimming down the waist line.
Hello and welcome to my blog! Meet my horse Ro & Me's Master of Illusion or "Louie" as we call him. He is an 8-year-old American Saddlebred gelding sired by Trust Fund and out of Everything in Return by Royal Return. Louie was an exciting new addition to the family in October of 2008 and shows tons of potential both in the show ring and out. His friendly personality, curiosity and remarkable intelligence are characteristic of his breed. This blog will follow Louie through his daily life and training as he learns what it means to be a Saddlebred pleasure horse.