Despite not riding (I'll get to that in a minute) Laz and I have been VERY busy.
I don't know how, but I've been making it to the barn 6-7 days a week.
Some days, when I'm on the road for work, my day ends with an appointment just 15 minutes away from the barn, so off I go!
Sunset pulling into barn, just peaceful
The deer that hide along the far end of the pasture.
I have been enjoying this mild winter SO much!
Sunny and blue skies in January? WHAT?
Who needs an indoor??? Not us
Unfortunately, Laz has a bit or a cut on his back. It's not a bad cut by any means, but it IS directly where one's bottom would sit when riding.
So...being he was showing me he was tender around it, I figured it was also bruised a bit.
Ok, no problem.
Ok, no problem.
Ground work only for a good few days as it heals
My Pops giving Laz (who is too busy stuffing his face to pose) some love
One this day, it was so warm out, I didn't worry that naked Laz was getting rained on. It was almost 40 degrees with no wind.
Shiny boy all dressed for winter with no winter weather...yet.
Another day, we did some of our Parelli games and 'touch it's'
Laz LOVES touch it.
"I touch dis"
"I touch dat"
Good boys get to munch on grass nibs after our mental work
On this day, the weather was low 30's, high 20's with little wind.
Laz still sans blanket and TOASTY warm
We worked on some games with him loose, or at Liberty
We had some nice moments of him listening and relaxed...
But more moments of him ambling around and ignoring me, lol!
It's ok. It's honest and tells me we have a long way to go and we are not at that level.
I think it's fun to let go of expectations and see what your horse knows and doesn't.
"I donseee u"
But a good boy comes back, AND we are working on our very own "War Horse" whistle
Move over Joey.....
Laz's coat has really turned into something great.
Thick, shiny with great oils
It almost seems waterproof at times
Eating his BP mix and remaining naked
When I worry he'll be chilled, I stuff the hay bag which carries him over to dinner time.
No shortage of food here
And Mason has been enjoying hitting the barn more often...zzzzzzz