|Check out all that dressage gear action. Double bridles are even more fun|
to tack up with when the horse is really tall and doesn't want the bridle on.
Gotta get two bits in there!
|"Why are you posting these gross pictures of me??"|
I've also been spending more time with Rocket lately. I think this is helping our relationship. Not that there was anything wrong with it, but I feel we don't know each other well at this point. The way I get to know horses is by riding them, so my 16-month-old and I aren't having that experience yet. But I've been brushing her every day (though you'd never know it because she immediately rolls in the grossest thing she can find--asking for more brushing, I think!), and generally just loving on her without letting her get away with being pushy. And--knock on wood--I haven't had any trouble handling her lately. Rocket wants to know that she's a good girl, and to show you that she remembers what you taught her. She's also a baby who sometimes can't help herself, but I don't carry a grudge. I think she's getting more attached to me, which is cute. Last night some assholes down the road set off fireworks and my poor horses were freaking out, so I walked over to the fence and she came right up to me and stayed with me until I was satisfied the fireworks were over (yes, I called the cops) and went back inside. She's gonna be a cool horse when she grows up.
Finally, Lexi seems to be feeling a bit better. I was worried about her on Saturday because she seemed depressed. I took her vitals and they were normal, good cap refill and all that. On Sunday she looked a lot happier. Her pony is at Pony Club Festival so she has to stay in or she'll run herself ragged. I'm letting her out while I'm there to keep an eye on her, but don't trust her not to panic in the middle of the night. So she's been getting a lot of hand grazing time, which is one of her favorite things. That seems to seriously improve her outlook on life.
All in all, a copacetic weekend at both farms. I hope the same is true for all of you!