It's getting warm! This week has felt so nice and Cuba like! It's amazing that 40's can feel like a balmy 75.
The snow is melting quickly and of course leaving us with lots of wet, wet, wet.
Laz read somewhere that mud treatments are good for the skin apparently.
My work week has been hectic, so when I was heading out to the barn, I was carrying my anxiety of "TO DO's" with me. Of course, the minute I got there, it was melted away by two brown furry perked ears and a moon shaped star.
I did about 5 minutes of groundwork, a quick groom and jumped on bareback for a ride. We rode for about 40 minutes, did our arena work (too wet and squishy to ride anywhere else). Laz had some concerns at the deep end of the arena, school kids coming home, etc, but kept his cool. He's been checking himself where typically he would spook and bolt, he may only flinch now or look. GOOD BOY! Once he side stepped almost from underneath me completely but we circled and rode around there pretending nothing happened. We did light trotting and worked on backing up, stopping, standing still, etc.
After our ride, I fed him his slurpee and grabbed Little Chief, aka Keebler
I lunged him and he did awesome. Totally kept his eye on me and did PERFECT reverses and stops. Lots of carrot nibs and "Goood Ponieeeeee"
I groomed the crap out of him, literally.
He is SHEDDING, white fur only...isn't that odd?!
Every poniee needs a braid!
I will try and get a video of him lunging.
I need to grow an Avatar tail so I can use it to hold my camera/phone/video.
"So Mom, when you playz with my poniez I will roll in stinkie muuud, ok?"
When I put the mini back, Laz likes to smell him and then me. Laz seemed tired after our ride...made me feel guilty. I always try to gage our ride by his mood and we kept it SO LIGHT, that I can't imagine it was our ride. Perhaps still adjusting to warm weather? Having a herd? Having just ate?
I hope it wasn't our ride.
Just sleepy eyes, lots of yawning, etc. Nothing worrisome...but of course if I see him rest his 'bad leg' I immediately worry. And then he'll switch legs to rest. Who knows...
I think I'll always worry...
No, I know, I'll always worry.
It's a tough balance. Laz seems to really enjoy his work. I just don't want to ever push it
These two crack me up....The biggest one in the barn, with the littlest...
Reminds me of my other two mix matched perfectly paired friends
Shades of brown and black love!