Monday, 14th February.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!.
Way to hot to be riding today, so I don't have much to report. Hopefully it will cool down soon so I can get the energy out of Pumpkin. Pumpkin is still nice and shiny thankfully, he hasn't managed to get to dirty. Yay!!
I will try and ride tomorrow so I will have some stories to share... hopefully with some pics.
Wednesday, 2nd March
Oh lord, I am becoming hopeless...
Anyway, 3 days ago I finally hopped on that spastic one and he did beautifully.
No arguments or 'back chatting'. YAY! He was beautiful. We did a long warm up and then about 30 mins of trot. Lots of trotting. We did circles, flexing his neck to both side and a little side passing. Very very happy.
The next day, more trotting but this time, he was wondering about what else he could do... like how to get to the gate. Huff. Not to much of an argument, but I can feel it budding. So, we worked on that and it got better.
He had yesterday off so he is in a happy mood.
Last night is rained a lot so no riding today. I am pooped anyways. I have many many assignments and tests so that is taking it out of me.
Hopefully he will behave next time and we can carry on with our so far good work.
Not much has been happening latley. No rinding due to some bad weather and I don't like riding when to ground is mushy. It truns up to much grass and destroys the paddock. He is getting his winter coat in now, unfortunatly. Oh well. On a good note, it will be tonnes cooler to ride! Bad note: less time to ride.
Anyways.. not much really. It looks like the weather might permit me to ride soon, so I will get some photos and post them if I can.
11th March, Friday
So I managed to get on the pony yesterday afternoon. Not very much happened due to the fact that he was bucking every time we were trotting going around a corner to the right. Since it was only warm up, and at the other end of the paddock, a few times after I checked his back... well, he might be sore there. I ran my fingers along his spine, and one spot in particular seemed a little sore to him. Well, that makes things fun.
I will be giving him a little bit of a rest, and if it doesn't get better soon, I will be contacting a vet. Hopefully my little man can pull through and fix his mysterious soreness. Does anyone have any recommended home treatments for him or ideas to help me pin point the situation more accurately? Thank you in advance. :)
I took Pumpkin for a walk around the block to give him something new to do, as we haven't been around the block in a while. He is becoming very good at not eating while on the lead rope every time I ask him to whoa. He is becoming more accustomed to the dogs that we walk by every time, so that is awesome. We came home, and I ran him up and down the fence for a bit of dinner. That is his equivalent of lunging, but hey I get my exercise. :)
Saturday, 12th March
I took the pony out for a walk today and did very well. We went further than I usually go, it was about a 1 hour walk. He did very well, staying calm all the way. We did go past some other horses from a riding school, and he did need to be told to pay attention then, but that is to be expected. Especially considering he is alone at home. I then let him out to graze and he got to mum's vegetables...oops.