And so, with the darkening days upon us, the ponies are left to do nothing more than munch on hay and be brought out for a quick bareback ride here and there. Suzie was pulled out Saturday afternoon and we did some driving exercises (complete where she flipped me a rather large bird when I insisted she walked over a home-made bridge) and I also did some trail on her. I feel as though she's stiffening up again due to me not riding as frequently as I did before (who are we kidding, I barely rode this Summer! Wah!).
But it is Autumn, and in Autumn comes routine things such as: colder days, darker nights and routine vet visits. Yep, ponies got their teeth floated.
|Suzie enjoyed being drunk.|
|Suzie says, "I feel better already!"|
On Saturday I played around with some ground-driving and bareback trail and Suzie was good. She seemed a lot less supple, but was still trying, which is all I can ask for. We had a tarp laid out, a jump to go over (which she was actually enthusiastic about!), trot poles to jog over, two tires to figure eight around and a small home-made bridge to walk over. It was nice to just cruise around on her.
Afterwards, I turned her back out and fed them and I was planning on riding on Sunday but the weather decided to torrentially downpour and I literally did nothing all day except watch movies with the dogs and the SO. The SO and I are most definitely not inside people because we were just itching go out outside. I did clean most of my tack and put it away for the year, though. Some of it was starting to grow mold so I had to spray vinegar on it and then reclean each piece. I want a heated tack room... is that too much to ask?
She's so cute, isn't she?