May 26, 2007
I did get to go to the barn today after all!!!
When I normaly get to the barn i'm greeted at the gate by Rain and his pasture buddy Cody, but today I only saw Cody. I was so worried something horrible had happened to him!!! *we previously had a horse get hit by a car and die, not ours a friend that boards at the same barn.* I was looking all over the field not even thinking about checking the pasture shed/box *whatever it's called*. Soo after searching the pasture I decided to check the box, and there he was standing all inisant like.
So I got on him bareback *no halter, saddle, or rope just me and horse!* cause I knew he would walk straight to the gait. *he doesnt like to be in the pasture for some reason, anyone have a guess as to why? I'm clueless*
Ok so i'm on Rain just walking to the gait and he sees my mom standing there petting Cody. He starts to do a slow trot to the gate so he can get there faster, not to chace Cody. Well I was expecting him to stop at the gate, but the silly head ran into it head first. *you had to see it!!!* he didnt hit it hard, no hair lost or anything just sort of pushed the gait I guess you could say.
So I get off of him to get treats and his halter. I saddle him up in a western saddle first *he's never had one on before and I wanted to see what it looked like on him*. It looked a little funny and I rode him in it for about 5 minutes. Then I put the english saddle on him and did some flat work with him.
After riding him for a little bit I untacked him and brought him into the washstall. I lathered him up in soap and water and made him all squeeky clean!!!! Then I sprayed him with Shine On*i think that's what it was, can't remember. It's some sort of spray from Mane and Tail* he hates being sprayed, so i'll post a topic for help with that in the training forum.
After I got him clean I let him graze for a while so he could dry off. I didnt want him to roll while he was wet and I knew the grass would destract him from rolling.
After he dried off I put him in his pasture and cuddled with him a lot *i'm not sure if i'll see him before I leave*.
Well that's all got to go post my training topic now.