Oh, Hello April!
It's nice to show your 40-50 degree sun-shining face
I've been finally able to get back into a real routine
Laz and I hit the roads.
As you can see this is great footing (no really, it is) vs our pastures which are too soft right now
For a barefoot horse, this terrain is awesome to help condition and build a hoof vs standing on soft snow/mud/grass
Laz's eye says "Cookie?!"
Nope, just a photo of us enjoying our first ride this Spring!
Sir Laz is dropping fur in massive amounts
Another day, we hit the roads and I didn't have Mason so I went a little further.
Mason turns 11 soon and I limit our distance for his comfort when he joins our rides.
On this ride, Laz was a bit spooky. I am trying to use more approach/retreat for his comfort instead of push/push/push.
There were kids playing, dogs barking, people out in their yards working...so it was great exposure.
He got lots of pats, and treats
I can't blame him, he's been stuck in his pasture due to this crazy amount of snow for months!!
Back home=hog heaven
Another day I came to alternate my riding with ground work.
I found this snoozing ponerton.
Put a bow on it!!
I couldn't resist curling into him for some napping photos
The photo is the best..not sure what each of us is doing, ha!!
Off we went on a walk to 'play'
I want him to think his rides are fun, as well as working on ground work
I've been encouraging water play...
It's going well.
He's learned that if he splashes, he gets a cookie, or a 'good boy' or a pat, or all 3
By the way, this puddle was actually a HUGE pile of snow two days earlier.
It's dried up now...
Mason rolls in snow enjoying the last of it
Our muddy toes and reflection