So... Grand's leg seems to be improving, the swelling is going down, and he is not too keen on massages anymore.. yesterday for his pain meds, he barely flinched when I put the needle in ( I am no expert, so it doesn't happen that well or fast)
Teddy's owner never came yesterday, so I called my friend that lives less than 1 mile away, and asked if she wanted to go to the forest, for a nice trail ride. She said, as long as the rain has stopped. So we went. It was amazing, just walking around for a few miles, alltogether an hour of walk. Didnt want to trot as her horse is quite interesting and not the most perfect ride.
Teddy greated him as if Teddy was still a stud - a loud neigh, neck stretched out, being all big and proud. But I got him to respond back to me, so I can mount again, and we walked on. I let them go first out of her yard, as Teddy is smaller and easier to hold him back a little.
Then later I joined them at their side, as Teddy wasn't pulling me towards him but walking nicely side to side. their strides almost matched, so it was no problem for both to stay in the same level. At one point Teddy did try to fall in on that horse, when my aunt called and whilst I was telling her that I will call back later, teddy went quite close, as he was ignoring my leg and the reigns.. afterwards ofc he did fine with moving off my leg.. just not that moment.
It was a great pleasure, and cannot wait for this afternoon when we go together again and try some trot too..
the only time that was not nice was when a dog jumped out of bushes near a house, both horses spooked, well they had spooked already before, as they were waiting for dogs, The other one spun 180° around, Teddy attempted, almost landed on that horses bum, but backed off very fast. managed to get them forwards, just to get them jump sideways in a potatoe field because the dog jumped out of the bushes.. we both stayed on, regained control really fast, and managed to walk back out with no problems..
I was so happy.. and I am very impatient to see how my baby will train to ride and accept trail rides and other horses..