Oh, yes my sweet bay boy was a total nut job today!
Recognize this face below?!
He was a bratty fire breathing dragon today who reminded me that he needs A LOT of ground manners still and a lot of calming in his life. I haven't seen this side of him in a long while. It may mean he's feeling better, being he was able to run around like a MANIAC and squeal and hop and rear, but he scared the crap out of me. I do not like being in his small paddock while he's wheeling his BIG body around with his OTTB tunnel vision of "I DON'T SEE YOU..ONLY MONSTERS...I CAN'T HEAR YOU...I CAN'T SEE YOU...WHAT WAS THAT???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
He didn't stand for being groomed meaning he wasn't into it. Lots of ear pinning, tail swishing, coiled up with nerves because of the wind, noise of neighbors running their muscle cars up and down their driveway. The perfect recipe for a meltdown. At one point, Laz knocked his own feed tub with his own knee and jumped back like "WHAT WAS THAT?!"
I groomed him anyway but he was only OK with his right side being groomed and when I stood at his left he was freaking out, like "OH MY GOD..KNIVES IN MY BODY!!!!" So I just kept grooming sloooooowly and coo'ing at him which was a joke. So, I thought to myself, what would my BloggerHorse friends do?
So I walked out of his stall/paddock and let him be crazy by himself for a good 15 minutes. He was better when I walked in. I started wrapping him after a good 10 more minutes of 'happy' grooming and he was fine until another boarder was lunging her sweet horse (who was listening just fine despite the wind) and Laz literally jumped over me while I was WRAPPING his front leg! I mean, great!! Break all your legs, why don't you?! Is he suicidal?! Anyway, thankfully I had the BO come in and hold his halter for the last leg to be wrapped safely so he didn't get himself all bound up. Sheesh! I was really hoping for a detoxing because my work life has been so stressful. I didn't get it today. Instead I left my fire breathing dragon with a scowl on my face.
I'm hoping he's nicer to Cliff tomorrow! (and for no wind)