When Mason and I leave for the barn, I always gather up balls for Pudge to play with while we are gone.
This little dog LOVES his balls!
He chews them and intentionally makes them *pop* out from his mouth so he can chase them
At the barn, it was beautiful this past week and I was able to go both Sun/Tues/Wed
After our work on Tuesday, I worked him on the long lunge and he did quite well. He picked up the correct lead (after about 5 attempts of incorrect) and celebrated it with a SURGE run and a few bucks. I was happy to be on the ground for that celebration :)
I cooled him down by walking around the property and enjoying the sun
I braided mini's THICK mane because he's rubbing his neck raw under his mane.
We treated it with some 'stop the itch' salve and allowed it to breathe
The braid lasted about 30 minutes because I gave him a lunge lesson and he was horribly WICKED and stubborn and confused. I had to search for a good moment to end it on, which came after my hands were raw, shoulder felt yanked out, and pony was tired. He did better the next day. Whew...that pony is cute but strong!
Wednesday, Laz and I had an awesome, awesome, awesome ride.
He was looky loo but didn't spook and gave me a great ride. I worked on bringing hip over, shoulders in, etc. He did great and we continued our trot work from arena, to outside around the property. The BO's husband was driving tractor around and Laz was awesome and not paying any attention to that, and only to me.
The warm, still weather may have had something to do with it, but I'll take it!
Tues/Wed-Laz was moving beautifully and his trot is looking great!
Snuggling with Pudgie...this little guy, when we rescued him had lived his entire life (2-3 yrs??) in a cage only. We rescued him from a puppy mill about 4.5 yrs ago and he knows a life quite differently now.
What a little stinky angel
Pudgie convinces you that enjoying time on the couch is a good thing in life :)