I've been in la-la land with Laz lately truthfully because he's been so calm, happy, sweet and healthy.
Today, I had the Chiro out for treatment #2 and boy, was Laz NOT into it.
There were about 2 minutes out of his half hour session of where he enjoyed it, about 10 minutes where he tried to buck and kick out, and about 4 minutes where he tried to smoosh the chiro against a pole, and he chewed and head bobbed the entire time.
Thankfully, she was a good sport. I had to resort to putting on a stud chain on (loosely, it was more a threat) to get his attention.
She said he feels a little looser but still is really tight. She recommended that trying to do every 6 weeks will help until his feet/stance gets more stable. I'm not sure I'll be able to afford that, so I may have to stretch it out more. It's $90 a session! She showed me where to massage him and keep working on him in between sessions.
Does anyone else feel like there isn't enough time in the day for all your horse demands? 3-4 days a week is all I can spend at the farm, and with 2 hours lost in driving (no traffic that is), and 2-3 hours at the barn...sheesh! Summer makes it easier with how late it stays light at least.
I still wonder if my neighbors would mind a horse nibbling over their fence watching their kids play on their swing set. ;)
So after our Chiro session...er, not ours, his...I turned him out to graze while I groomed him, cleaned up the hay from the bales I had to stack for the Chiro, clean his poop, throw the frisbee to Mason, pick some vegetables, fly spray Laz with new spray that claims to work for 17 days (ha), clean out his new cut, apply lotion to his itchy hocks, etc.
Laz has been doing SO much better showing a little independence but today I asked a lot of him.
See the big rig in the background? That is the BO's new job of horse trailering (so cool) and Laz didn't like it. Could be that it was BIG, not normally there, reflective or maybe he thought he was going away.
At any rate, I put him in arena to nibble down some of the tall grasses while I picked veggies and he was fine until he caught a reflection of himself (WHAT..another beautiful BAY with the coolest hairstyle...how dare he?!) and started to FREAK!! He raced, not ran, RACED back and forth and I jumped under to hook him up to lead and he RACED to me (didn't run me over, but I swear came close) and I hooked him up, and calmly reassured him that the reflective horse wasn't going to steal his glory, and hand walked him by the truck a couple of times, walked him for about 10 more minutes and then put him back in his paddock with some hay.
And now a couple more photos from Tina...I'm going to be slowly posting them because they take so long to transfer! BUT THEY ARE SOooo GOOD!
His kind eye, she loved his kind eye
This picture is from July 6th, pre Roached mane...I LOVE his roached mohawk and it's official that I will do it every summer. He just totally rocks it.
Friday evening, Cliff comes out.
I'm going to try to sneak in a quick ride before his trim and this weekend, I'd like to take a nice longer ride if Laz seem OK with it. Mentally, I can tell, he's getting bored and needs something new....but we'll see what the mood brings that day.