I finally feel like Spring might be here. We have had a few lovely days in March, some horrible ones too, but I am definitely noticing a difference - the horses are too!!! Basil is making progress although we had a couple of dodgy Tuesdays, which is odd. He is just keen to do something and is feeling a little bit spring like. Tommy is definitely feeling the joys of spring! What a difference a year makes for Chesney - now he is having his medication for his PPID he is losing his hair normally and looks pretty good for a soon to be 24 year old.
We had snow :(
6th - lunged today, he was very good - amazingly.
7th - rode today in the arena, 12 minutes in walk. I don't think I can hack out until he is allowed to trot a bit more because I am fairly certain he will just jog all the way!
9th - tried to lunge again today but he was really very naughty and there was not much lunging achieved just galloping up and down the arena.
10th - lunged today, after yesterday I decided I would be silly to get on - he was much better.
11th - rode for 15 minutes today in walk, lots of circles and serpentines. We had 1 trot on a long side on each rein.
12th - rode for 15 minutes again today, a bit of walk leg yield and the same trots.
13th - lunged, very good today.
15th - lunged again.
16th - rode today, same as before - good boy. I think he is pleased to be doing something.
20th - farrier today and later I tried to lunge but he seemed sore on his off hind so I stopped. Not sure if holding his leg for the farrier is still a bit hard.
23rd - lunged, he seemed to be feeling better and was a little bit silly.
24th - rode for 18 minutes in the arena today. 2 short trots (1 long side) on each rein. Circles, serpentines and walk leg yield.
25th - rode for 20 minutes today with 1 trot on each rein all the way around the arena. Walk as above.
27th - again not right on his off hind when I tried to lunge. Feeling a bit concerned.
30th - lunged again today and he seemed fine. A bit stiff for a couple of circles in walk to start with but loosened up and then all good.
31st - rode for 25 minutes in the arena today. 2 trots on each rein, whole circuits and he was quite good, not too rushed.
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