Bloo, I am LOL at a halter being cruel! Seems like some folks need to get educated!
Dawn that weather stinks! I read recently that Hawaii is 75 degrees year round! Wouldn't that be fantastic?!
Denise I am hoping you got in a nice long ride today at all three gaits
The hafflinger is a cutie!! Give him a carrot for me.
So, My plummer friend was late today...he put in the new toilet & shower head, but couldn't get to the leak outside today! Grrr
It was too late to travel anywhere, and the backyard is still muddy so I am a bit hesitant about trying to get the trailer out of there! I need a stone or cement drive...more $$$ Jeez.
But I rode Drambuie in the pasture, and he was better! I put a nice thick cushy pad on him that I recently bought for Dreamer, and also some sport boots. I'm not sure if that all helped or not, but he did better today for the first mile. After that he was hesitating, so I only rode for 1.35 miles. He wanted to stay in a 8.5 mph trot, and I didn't push him. We just did walk/trot sets to build up his lung power and speed up the transitions.
I'll try again tomorrow after the farrier comes. Maybe Drambuie is just having a hard time with the hard ground...it is all rock and hilly. Plus he clicks when he walks cause the back hooves hitting the front, so I think maybe just getting him working more on his back end might help.
PS My back couldn't take a long ride either, it was hurting from dumb me shifting a 400+ pt in her bed by myself! I won't be doing that again!