- My sister had her third baby (a little girl!) so my parents are up visiting from the island and I've been partaking in some well-needed family time.
- It has been BEAUTIFUL out so I've been spending most of my time outside playing ponies, hiking the dogs, or having BBQs.
- I haven't had anything really exciting to write.
|He tries to love her, but she hates him.|
Sidenote: his lower lip is perpetually droopy.
On Monday, I hacked Finn out over the gravely/rocky trail to the Fairgrounds. We had a pretty fabulous ride and I found he was quite malleable - he just really need support from his rider to continue to keep himself together. Our down transitions, namely canter to trot leaves much to be desired, but we've had a few good transitions in that department so I am holding out hope.
|Post ride on Wednesday whilst I got Suzie ready.|
Earlier in the week I had noted Finn's nose had been a bit runnier than normal, but hadn't really paid much attention until he unloaded from the trailer with thick mucus running from both nostrils. I immediately messaged his owner, thinking that perhaps us putting in a new roundbale caused some issues with him. Owner feels that he has a little cold and told me to keep riding him (within reason, of course, and nothing too streneous). He had no temp or any other issues to show he wasn't feeling good. Thankfully he doesn't really get a goopy/runny nose unless he's sneezed or been slightly anxious (ie. his nose started to run in the trailer because I unloaded Suzie first so he was snorting for her). Still, a bit of a bummer as it seems my horses just keep hurting themselves or getting sick!! Someone stop poking my voodoo dolls with pins!
|Ready to ride.|
|BFFs, only when Spud isn't around tho.|
Things will be getting a bit interesting soon enough - Spud has a clinic on the 19th - 21st, Finn has another Percentage (Ride A Test) day on the 25th, and there is some cool Suzie news coming soon.