Sweet Mason has been feeling better. I think his stomach issues were due to heat and me keeping him at the barn way past his dinner time. As a puppy, he used to get so hungry in between his meals that he would get sick and vomit...I think that may have happened a couple times being I fed him late on barn days. The one time I brought his food with him, I think he was still too hot and active (even though I made him rest with no running for 30 minutes) and he got sick in the car ride home. I'm still keeping my eyes open for any new/different issue to arise but so far, he's been great.
This is from Sunday afternoon.
Laz has been so calm and sweet lately that some days I chalk it up to the hot summer days. So, I don't want those sweet lazy pony days to go away!!! He can be such a beast sometimes, and I just prefer my calm wonderpony. Although, as we learn each other more and more, I think he tends to want to be calmer and feels safer and loved.
Next summer...our goal. Trail riding and SWIMMING!!!!!!
This boy loves the water like his Momma!
Our rides have been going great. We are doing some light trot work and he even opted to do the NICEST, sweetest, slow canter (like western lope style) for a couple of beats. HOLY mother was that fun to ride!!! BUT...I don't want him pushing himself, which those with TB's know...these energetic boys can do.
I'll have to video tape our trot work. It's funky to ride, similar to a car with one tire really low on air. There is a hitch in his giddyiup for sure. He keeps his ears perked, he doesn't show any signs of pain so that keeps me happy that he is progressing.
Our newest hurdle..........what to do about vaccinations. I'm not comfortable yet with giving the OK to a vet, and until I get there, OR get my comfortable answer/knowledge, I will not do anything to jeopardize his health and progress. This is causing great anxiety in me as his "Mom."
I have to weigh out is it riskier for him to be without vaccinations VS getting sick/laminitis set back from the vaccinations.