Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blowy Hills of the Pacific NW
Spent quite a bit of time at the barn, groomed Kes, then the hand walking, then the cold hosing, the buting, etc etc. She was in good spirits though, and I can tell is getting fresh from not working (and has another week of rest to go).
My New to me saddle came today, got it super oiled up and is sitting on my saddle rack soaking it in...its going to be a nice show saddle once I'm done with it, and it seems to fit Kes ok, gotta have my trainer evaluate it.
While at the barn one of the owners has invited me to ride one of his show horses, a green broke Arab, absolutely gorgeous...so my non riding days are coming to an end at least while Kes is healing. Looking forward to that!
Hunter and CW - I can tell you how I got the weight on Kes over the last month to 6 weeks. 2 flakes alfalfa with a scoop of rolled oats in the morning, scoop of timothy pellets for lunch, 2 flakes alfalfa with scoop of rolled oats with supplements for dinner. She's easily gained 50 to 70 pounds... I'm eliminating the oats in the morning now, as well as only a half scoop pellets for lunch.
Starting a conditioning plan will put the bulk on you probably want the most...I can see Kes getting rounder, and she needs that muscle!!
OMG about the snakes! I'd be hiding in the stall with the horse if there were snakes in the hay!
Texasgal - wow your property looks great! I can see a pasture in your future!