Wahoo! Went a little crazy and decided to go for a ride since I was feeling a little better. I have been coughing non stop since I got back (all that cold wind got to me I think), but still do not feel bad. That persistent cough just keeps hanging on :/ ha.
Today was Drifter's 8th birthday! It also was my Memaw's birthday, and sadly the 4 year anniversary of her death (My how time flies, cannot believe it has already been 4 years!). She would have been 69 today I believe. I am not too positive on that.
Anyways. Celebrated both birthdays with a ride IN THE SUNSHINE!!! Can't believe it! Decided to use the trail time to work on Drifter's cross country stamina. We went a total of 7 miles according to my GPS. We did trot/canter sets the whole way. Drift and I were about both ready to die when we finished our final run back to the barn. He recuperated quickly though which I am glad about. He has come a long way from his injury!
Our route was as follows:
2 loops around mare pasture (about 1.5 miles in all)
Xc course- road (another 1.5 miles)
Up road and back (4 miles)
I only got pics when we were on the road because we forced to walk in some locations due to steep terrain and such. We faced some nasty barking dogs and the usual rude drivers and Drifter was a champ. We also were trying out some new splint boots he got for his birthday today and they were wonderful!
The last pic is a mash up I did for a comparison shot. The top picture was taken about 9 weeks ago at the beginning of his rehab after his stifle fracture. The bottom picture was taken today. Not the best shot for comparison, but he has slimmed/muscled up. He was looking like a chunk when we started :) But he is finally looking like my TB again ha ha.
Total for the year: I lost count .. but I think about 11 miles? Not too bad considering the weather and pneumonia has been trying to hold us back! 65268_10152425177775058_1088947671_n.jpg 67655_10152425174740058_422004107_n.jpg 397765_10152425178025058_2096722481_n.jpg 552851_10152425179290058_317828667_n.jpg 74662_10152425451410058_510453058_n.jpg