|Wearing a pretty browband. Super star!!|
On Sunday, we were visited by Stephanie who is Suzie's chirpractor/massage-er-er... er? We had a relatively quick visit due to the fact that, thankfully, Suzie didn't need much adjusting this year. Her topline was pretty much perfect - although her left hip was more "out" than her right one. Stephanie set her knee and right shoulder and that was pretty much it for our appointment. The Chiro commented how wonderful Suzie looked this year and that she seemed a lot more flexible and had retained a lot of the previous adjustments, which is fantastic news! Suzie was quite unhappy for the most part during the adjustments, but I could tell she had some immediate relief, especially in her knee-area which has been a problem area for quite some time. Chiro reccomended two days off for Suzie, so we did just that.
|Riding in "Our Meadow" at the top :)|
At around 3 o'clock, a bunch of kids got off school and cut through the field and startled Suzie. Two girls literally sprinted towards us as we were loping in circles. Suz gave a little leap in the air and I brought her back to a walk - no muss, no fuss - and the girls running at us promptly stopped and stood there and watched. Several pedestrians passed on the sidewalk across from us, pushing strollers, some running their dogs and some were riding skateboards and the like. Suzie had no issues and settled her brain on schooling and was a receptive, willing partner. In the end it was We settled for a nice schooling and when we headed home.... NO HEAD TOSSING!!! -Insert Happy Dance here!!- We walked home on a long, loose rein and it was a great end to a wonderful ride.
|Loose rein, walking home! Hell ya.|
And lastly, today, the farrier came to visit this am and did a little reset of her shoes and now, I am still debating heading out to go do some Showmanship schooling. I am certain that tomorrow we will school SMS in a more proper manner and tonight may just be cause for some light grooming and loving before I head to bed and hit the hay.