|we survived! (did I mention the bugs were|
TERRIBLE? her fly mask had blood on the ears
when I took it off - those nasty biting flies
bit her right through the fabric)
Thursday, July 5, 2012
get fat; get happy
A nice solid week off did Lucy some good, I think. She is rounder and had decompressed from the event and the clinic. She got her feet done on Tuesday and since I had the 4th off of work, I decided yesterday was a good day to get back in the saddle, but it was too hot to do ring work. A trail ride after a week off? No biggie. A trail ride in the snaffle without lunging first after a week off? Ehh not a great idea. She wasn't the worst she's ever been, but she did try to romp a bit, and since I was using the snaffle, I had no leverage to get her head up. We cantered for a good amount of time but in the end we walked more than anything. Next time I will ride her in the Kimberwicke!
I am trying to sort out an XC schooling day on Saturday - hopefully that pans out and it's not a gazillion degrees!