Sunday morning...cool picture my BO took of the frosty morning air resting on Laz's mane
By the time I got there, it was sunny and cold, but oddly still out so tolerable. I thought I was just going to do some Parelli games, but I did end up riding! Yea!
One of our best rides yet. Laz was very brave and free lunging in arena without pacing fence line or freaking out at deep end so I thought, "I'm riding this horse today-freezing or not!"
We rode for about 45 minutes and I was literally sweating when I was done. He was warm too but we cooled down nicely.
Oh, did I forget to mention....we cantered.
Here's how it happened...swear.to.god.
We were walking towards the arena gate, about half way down the arena. I thought to myself, "oh I miss the canter" and low and behold, I swear, I swear, I didn't lean forward or squeeze or kiss....he gave me the most soft canter for about 10 seconds and then I pulled him up (guilt) and praised the shit out of him!
Love being able to yank off his winter blanket for a couple hours to groom him and let his skin breathe!
I spy sweet horse's breath!
Conformation shot 1
Here's a current video of him playing that I put on my FB
Doesn't he look good!
He gets trimmed on Thurs too so hopefully, he'll keep getting better, and better!
and from Today...cold, grey but pink tongues always make me smile
And truthfully not too cold. In fact the BO yanked her herd's blankets off so I was happy to do the same for Laz. She'll keep an eye out on him and re-blanket if necessary. He's SO furry, I'm sure he'll be happy sans blanket for a few days now that it's 'warm' and 25-30 out.
...and meet a new member of our barn family..."CHIEF" or Little Chief!
The BO is making a mini family and he's the first of her mini herd.
Isn't he the pony of all childhood dreams?!
He's sooooo damn cute and tinytinytiny and she was told he's 8 yr old.
What a dollface!
He's a little ear shy but his temperament is very sweet. He slept in the stall next to Laz's run-in. I would have paid money to see that reaction when they first met.
Elfkin ears and a Keebler face!