Slow, easy and chill has been our work ethic lately, at least at the barn. In my work life, the total opposite is true. Crazy, hectic, busy, etc is my daily life leaving me so stressed out and with little pony play time. Ah well...
Our foggy misty weather. I'm not hating the 40-50 degree days in December, but not sure the ponies agree.
They are shaggy and wanting cooler weather
Fatty Laz has been doing a LOT of this...
He is always caked in mud when I get there. ALWAYS
We've been still doing either ground work or riding
I even had one day with a little extra time to play with Red, the little chestnut OTTB.
He's suuuuper smart and a very very quick learner. He's fun
Bareback hack down the road a few times.
Laz has been comfie barefoot so we are able to do trot work and canter down the road.
His hip/back/pelivs? is not quite 100% and I've been getting him adjusted by his Chiro along with some acupuncture to try and help get him more and more sound.
But he's been doing SO well and no more tendon issues (swelling/etc)
He was trimmed last week and we opted to not cast this round to see where it leaves him.
I need to do updated hoof pictures!
He has been landing so much better on his fronts, heel first! YAY!
Eating a Christmas tree-yum yum!
This barn and stone wall just calls to me for photos!!!
On our alone bareback hacks we still play 'trail pony' and I do a lot of desensitizing and exposure of what I can, when I can. Laz is great. We worked on some canter sessions and he was chill with no playful antics of wanting to buck. I also had pre readjusted his bitless just in case that was causing some discomfort.
When decorating our Christmas tree, I pulled this ornament that has a baby Mason swimming in Lake Charlevoix, awwwwwwww
9.5 yrs later...angel boy.Wishing everyone a VERY happy holiday season with zero stress (if possible) and healthy animals!