|Looking so much better after her bath!|
Got out to the barn and as usual no one was there. As I was walking over to my tack trunk, I noticed a bridle of mine had on a different severe bit, my half pad was on a different saddle rack, and my brand new martingale was used. What the heck, why do people feel the need to use my things?!
Got Libbers out of the stall and quickly got her ready to get on. Walked out to the ring and got on and she was LAZY. I’m thinking of possibly riding with spurs when I flat her, just to make it a bit easier for me. But as always, better lazy then crazy. Started working her at a nice forward trot, working in some circles, and figure eights. Weirdly enough, even though she is normally stiff through her neck to the right, she was much stiffer to the left today, so I worked on that for a bit. Once I felt she was suppling up enough, we went into the canter. Because we are prepping her for the horse show, we’ve been opening up her stride a bit more. I never really noticed that the ring was small before, but now I feel like we get across the long side in only a few stride and then were turning again. Its a good thing to have a horse with a big stride don’t get me wrong, but I guess I hadn’t noticed it too much. Cooled her out with a nice forward walk around the little field, and brought her in. I was very happy with her, and proud of myself for getting enough courage to take her out of the ring. Shes not spooky, but she is looky, and that always makes me nervous, but I held it together and we walked around nicely. Maybe I’ll be able to fit in a couple trails with her, who knows. Gave her a nice bath after the ride, and got her back to looking like her usual clean self.
Since Libbys feet have been slowly declining in strength, we figured now would be a good time to put back shoes on her, so she won’t be sore at the show. Now, she probably wouldn’t need them if someone would have just taken some care of her while I was away like I thought they would, but of course thats another issue. Still haven’t found my baker yet 😦 But I did lock up all my stuff in my tack trunk when I left. Maybe that’ll give who ever is using my stuff a hint.
Trainer ride tomorrow, of which I’ll hopefully be there for, and get some video for you guys!!