Laz (and Mason in the background) in tuned to a neighbor's conversation.
Laz is obsessed (and often freaked out) by noises from the neighbors.
It just was good timing for an ears forward head shot :)
We had another great workout today.
Laz's right rear was again a bit stocked up at ankle only.
It did rain yesterday and I'm assuming he didn't move much...the swelling went away after our workout.
I'm dreading swelling in winter when he chooses to stand still..I'll have to be good about keeping him moving!
Anyway, back to our lesson. We started with about 40 minutes of hand walking, doing our obstacles, mixed in with trotting (cue me running along side Laz asking him to trot and having to lightly slap his mouth when he gets excited and wants to 'bite' my hand when he trots and arches his neck, playing show pony stallion). Along one side of the arena, I ran as fast as I could to his trot and he extended out nicely showing me "No way Mom..I'm faster." Good workout for us both. I have to get this on video..it's funny I'm sure.
We finished it off with a light ride in round pen working on walking, trotting to walking, etc. He is quite full of himself lately and likes to throw in a head toss/shoulder pop while trotting. I push him through it and I love how he wants to play and feel good, but don't buck me off!!! I watched his ears during our trot work; pricked forward and happy. Yea!
Do you notice if butterflies ever follow you when riding?!
It' so strange, but I swear all summer and now into Fall, there has been butterflies that flit around Laz. Hmmmmm? They like him and I like to think, they are drawn to his majestic-ness (it's a word in my blog) :)
Laz's new blanket from Schneiders (sstack.com) for the Fall.
He's obviously dashing in Orange, but who knew!?
I'm excited to see how this blanket wears, it's a 1200 D and is basically a rain sheet (no thermal lining/insulation) so perfect for if/when it drops to a cold temp/raining and he doesn't quite have a thick fur coat yet. It's a EURO fit, so fits the TB's perfectly. I got an 82" for Laz and it's a great fit, and long to protect his stomach/check/tail/legs.
I already have a nice heavy weight turnout for him for winter, but wanted a good in between seasons turnout. This one was only $54 including shipping. Not bad! :)
I feel good about having it ready, in case he needs it.
No signs of a furry growth just yet...he still has a sleek and beautiful coat.
Speaking of sleek coat, an encouraging comment from the Holistic specialist was that Laz had a great coat and mane/tail. Very healthy. Yah! :)
Also, I gave Laz his first prescribed 'nosode' today...for the EEE. It's a low dose protection for him that is non reactive for his laminitis. I dosed out 10-15 globules from his EEE jar and mixed it in with about a Tablespoon of his L/S feed. He gobbled it no problem. I am choosing to not vaccinate him via a shot, so I hope this Holistic option proves to be worthy and protect him without the risk of causing reaction in him for his laminitis.
I am to give him this EEE nosodes 2 x month until Frost.