This dog lives to go to the barn...I don't know what I did with his energy before?
Loving on my boy after our workout...lol, he seems annoyed like "get offz my nekz"
Cliff came on Friday evening for a trim
Things are still looking good and he brought a young girl (assuming she's my age..young! ;) trimmer learning to do this who was super friendly and great. She is a certified practitioner-AANHCP and is now going through the school of "Cliff"
Laz, during his trim was more interested in his reflection in Cliff's car window
He also bit at his car handle...um, no.....lol!
My Mom took some pictures of us hacking around
I swear between my dirty half furried horse, my giant muck boots and bubble head helmet..it's not pretty
Doing carrot stretches helps him bend and become more supple
A better stretch after 30 minutes of riding
Toward the end of our ride, the 'scary' white dog that walks down the dirt road got his attention...and Mason's too
I just pat at his withers, reassure him and wait. If I let him stop and look, it avoids a blow up. If I push him through it, he gets so flustered and rubber necked and BLOWS up.
I'm sure this isn't proper training, but whatevs.
Laz, my Mom (his Yiayia) and me
And Videos from the day:
Trot work with a baby 4 beat canter at the end....aw
...and us working on correct leads...fun but a FAIL going to the right....shocker.
Cliff said having him W/T/C is fine, just don't have him canter for 15 minutes at a time. LOL, like I would! We maybe cantered for oh..3 minutes total, on and off. As you know...I DON'T push it when it comes to his healing. I may work on his canter 1-2 times a week, from the ground, in the beginning and see how he does for his correct lead.
I'm in no rush but he does have a fantastic canter!!!
(when he doesn't throw his head down for a shoulder hump)
Laz has been cantering more on his own, so it seemed appropriate to bring it back into training. I want him to work on it, while coming back down to calm instead of getting amp'ed up like he used to. He's MUCH calmer now coming down from the canter....those leads we need to work on.