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Selena Ride 46; Wizard Ride 116: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

November 2, 2009

Conformation photos of Selena. I’m very pleased to see improvements in her topline and neck.

July 22, 2009:

Selena- July 22, 2009

October 21, 2009

Selena- October 21, 2009

Selena- October 21, 2009

Thursday, 10/29/09

I could not get much done during my ride with Selena due to a lot of distractions at the barn. We mostly walked and did just a bit of trotting. It was practically not a blog-worthy ride :^P After our ride, I gave her a bath. While she was drying, I put two coolers on her and let her munch hay in her stall. The cheeky girl decided it was a great time to roll in her stall, right on the pee spot. Now I’m stuck with two stinky, shaving-encrusted coolers. Blech!

But Wizard’s ride was definitely blog-worthy! We took a walk on the trails with Mary the Morgan and her owner and Wizard was FANTASTIC. It was one of the best rides I’ve had on the trails with him. We rode for about an hour and I dismounted when we walked past the pigs but he stood like a perfect trail pony for me to remount for the rest of the ride. He got a little rambunctious when we were walking behind Mary for part of the ride but was sterling once he was on the lead. Was it the Ulcerguard? The rice bran? The senior feed? The schedule? The increased turnout? The alfalfa? The ground work? Who knows. Whatever it is, I need to keep it up.

Both horses got trimmed by the farrier. I kept Wizard’s shoes on and kept Selena barefoot. If I end up giving Wizard time off over the winter, he will get his shoes removed and Selena might need them if we increase her workload but both seem fine for now as is. And they both earned a week-long vacation while I go to California to watch their cousins run in the Breeders’ Cup.

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