You know those days, when you arrive and your horse tells you with their eyes what mood they are in? I love those days.
Well, except when the eyes are white rimmed and wild. Those days can suck it. ;)
But yesterday and today, all Laz had were kind, sweet, and appreciative eyes.
This picture below I think says it all for the mood he was in.
So after the usual unwrapping his legs, cleaning his stall/paddock and loving up on him, today the BO commented on 'Let's clip that bridle path today!" Being I don't have clippers yet of my own, I jumped at that chance.
So here is the before of his hedge of overgrown by 2 months of bridle path mess
And the clipped after, not a great picture but it actually spurred me to clean his ears out too!
Taking advantage of his calm and buttercup sweet mood, I massaged his back and itched his spots. I have to admit, being up by his back, looking thru his ears made me well up with tears from missing SO much, being able to hop on him and hack around. Today, would have been literally the BEST day to ride him. Weather was good, his mood was PERFECT, and I had a little bit of free time. Oh well..patient, patient, patient.
Ignore my egg head hat, my Mom knitted it and it's literally the warmest deepest hat that I love to wear at the barn. Anyway, fashion b.s. aside-look at how much Laz seems to enjoy this!
Love his long neck and the beginning of his camel lip wanting to swirl around someone to groom
Being the BO saw me tear up with Laz, missing riding him and knowing exactly how that can feel, she called for me to take a quick bareback ride on her 19 yr old QH Jazz, who was just finishing with her student. It felt SO good to actually be on a lovely horse's back and use those muscles again, even for a short while. I can NOT wait to be back on Laz's back in the future (hope hope hope!!!)
Sweet Jazz below who was quite the showhorse in his day, is a total delight to ride. He rounds SO nicely!
Mason playing with Carley wearing hand me down snow dog booties from the BO, he was running like a showing Saddlebred kicking up his back heels, it was HILARIOUS! Look at how big puppy Carley is getting too!
What a great weekend...