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Selena Ride 16: Pretty Pony Party

August 28, 2009

Selena and Me

Thursday, 8/27/09

Strike One: Riding during the time when the horses are brought in for feeding.
Strike Two: Riding outside while the horses are calling and restless about being brought in.
The result: Home Run!

Had a great ride today. I rode in the outdoor arena on about half the arena. Worked on taking and giving contact. Whenever I felt my arms locking, I channeled my inner Walter Zettl and gave, gave, gave. We did about ten walk-trot-walk transitions in each direction, and her improvement from one ride to the next is fantastic. I can feel her reaching into a bit and relaxing her topline by the end of each ride.

Selena and Me

After our ride, I gave her a much-needed bath, grazed her, braided her mane to the right to begin the mane-training process, and clipped her bridle path and muzzle. She was about five shades brighter after the bath- she looked so pretty :^)

Poor Wizard was bitten by some sort of bug and has angry welts all over his front legs, chest, and shoulders. I scrubbed him with Betadine and gave him a cool bath. The bumps got smaller but they still bothered him. I kept him inside at night in a clean, dry stall in hopes of providing some relief. Several other horses got bitten last week- he was the last one to the bug bite party. I did not walk him- I just let him graze for a while.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. clotheshorseok permalink
    August 31, 2009 2:45 pm

    I just discovered your blog and your photos are amazing! I have added you to my blogroll so I can check back often! Keep up the great work!

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    • August 31, 2009 4:16 pm

      Thank you so much- I’m pleased that you are enjoying the blog. I’ve blogrolled you as well :^)

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