01-09-2013, 04:02 AM
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I got pictures of Snickers and me from a recent photo shooting, and they are so nice - will post some this evening in my pictures thread! :)
Snickers has been having a long vacation for a while now. Our arena is coated with thick ice and most of the trails are frozen, too, so we either ride at a walk and practice responsiveness, either (which is more often, due to my inspiration) we do groundwork and hillwork in hand. He is flaming with energy and on some occassions behaving almost like a stud, but I like it - much more easier to work with a responsive and active horse, than with a lazy individual. :) But, as with Snickers - with energy comes dominance, so we get to repeat lots of lessons on personal space... Fun times.
Also, our trimmer visited us last Sunday, and I got to see how a large part of the sole of both front hooves just peeled off, right where the abscesses had erupted, just to reveal brand new sole, and - hooray! At last! - frogs and heels that are not that contracted anymore!
On a very side note, I'm going to a steak house tonight - yay, haven't been to one in years!