I've committed a blogger foul...and my only excuse is that I've been so busy with my horse, I haven't had time to write my blogs. To be perfectly honest, keeping up with all your fabulous blogs and riding Alex has been plenty for me, so I took a little hiatus :)
Alex is back in full work and learning all sorts of new things like leg-yields at walk and trot and shoulder-in at the walk. We've been hacking around the main part of the farm which has been nice and just recently started jumping again...Alex didn't seem to miss a beat!
Thursday before last was pedicure day and Alex's feet had grown so much foot in 5 weeks that my farrier asked me if we'd missed an appt. Although his feet look fabulous, I'm still living in fear of another fall/winter abscess :-/
Last Tuesday Alex had his teeth done (he gets his done every six months because he grows hooks) which he wasn't pumped about, but thankfully there was a large cocktail involved, so it went quickly and smoothly.
|Zzz... Sleepy Alex|
Saturday Alex gave me a scare with a belly ache that I was worried would turn into colic. Fortunately after lots of walking, grazing and a little Banamine, all was well. Nothing to get your undivided attention like a horse with colic symptoms!
Sunday we had a great ride, despite cooler weather, wind and company in the arena. Alex was very forward and "through" which was wonderful!
More riding tomorrow!
|Barn kitties on guard in the feed room|