Once again.. I can never update on time ^^: I apologize for that.
Wednesday (July 4th)-
I rode Wildfire in our town's 4th of July parade. She started out okay, but before we came to the square I was ready to turn around and walk her back. She was really flipping her head around and generally just misbehaving. Personally, I hate being in the parade with a horse that doesn't behave. With so many little kids and other people around.. well, pretty self-explanatory there.
This made me come to two desicisions:
1. I am going to get her teeth floated. Honestly, they haven't been in a long time and I think it's about time I just went ahead and got them done.
2. I am going to move her into a seperate pasture by herself and Buckshot. This is because she gets incrediably buddy sour with all horses except him (Which I suspect is because he doesn't really tend to care if he's alone or not), she was previously with about 5 geldings total (which was why I think she was in heat so much), and finally she had also been in with Sugar, who is really hyper. (She gets hyper around other hyper horses).
Set up a new water tank and moved Wildfire & Buckshot to their seperate pasture.
My sister came over and we worked on posting and jumping. I can post going to the right, but not going to the left lol
We also set up some hay bales and jumped over them for the first time in an english saddle. My sister gave me some tips and corrected my position as best as she could.
I used her jumping saddle, which I like TONS better than the other saddle I had been using which had been an all purpose dressage saddle.
Alsso... I'm most likely going to get professional hunt seat lessons!!! It's a bit of a roundabout story, but basically my sister is trading a horse she really wants to get rid of for lessons for me and maybe even some for herself.
Called the vet, have yet to be called back, to make an appointment to get Wildfire's teeth floated.
Horse show today!
I did flat hunt seat and one jumping class for practice and fun, this show is pretty "famous" in a sense for being good about giving advice and tips. I also did western pleasure events, and was planning on doing speed, except Wildfire managed to twist her ankle.
Hunter Under Saddle - Last (I didn't expect any better!)
Hunt Seat Equatation - Last (See above)
Hunter Over Fences - Disqual. (3 Refusals) I think this is the class that Wildfire twisted her ankle in. Because we had been warming up over these crossrails, she did the first two fine, the second two she was hesitant about, and then the third she would not do whatsoever.
Showmanship - 1st!!!
Horsemanship - 2nd
During horsemanship she felt completely fine, no hitches in her gait, nothing, but when I came out the arena my sister and mom told me she seemed to be limping/stiff. I had one of them trot her for me so I could see, and I noticed the same thing. I considered going ahead and doing western pleasure, but I decided not to. I just would rather not risk it.
We rubbed her legs down with liminent and wrapped the one up. I also gave her some MSM when we got home and also gave her a scoop of Buckshot's joint supplement which I'll probably keep her on intill state fair or later.
For anyone going "OMG you need to take your horse to the vet, she could be horribly injured!!!!!" I honestly don't think so. For one, she willingly loped and trotted for me in the arena, for two she also trotted up to me when I went to check on her after we got home, and three her gait didn't feel off when I had been riding her.
I'll probably end up double posting (if I remember..) because I'm going to go out and ride Buckshot :)