Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
I didn't get to the barn until later today but my trainer texted me and let me know the girl who half leases Sammy came out and rode him. Vicki (my trainer) said she instructed her to work him into a good sweat and work a lot on his bad side with bending, listening to the leg, giving to her hands and moving him forward, then for cooling off she backed him up a lot in hand and on the ground and work a little with being responsive for in hand ground work for halter and what not. Vicki said he had some good sweat marks through his hind quarters and saddle/girth area, not so much on his chest but he was warm before cool down.
Tomorrow I'll be picking up 4 more bags of alfalfa pellets and we'll be upping the amount he gets. I tried some of the rice bran a friend of mine has and he snorted at it and didn't touch it. We're raising the amount of beat pulp he gets too and he'll be getting worked an hour each day 5 days a week working on bending and using his hind end so hopefully that should help with muscle. We're slowly getting there but he's doing better every day.
When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!