Poor Ruby had her scheduled ride yesterday shortchanged slightly, not that I think she minded. For whatever reason, when I woke up, I was completely unable to bend or move my right thumb without excruciating pain. Trying to accomplish things without using it went from mildly annoying to seriously inconvenient over the course of the day, but luckily it seems to be back to normal today. No idea what that was about, but glad it was short-lived!
|Cinna really enjoyed her birthday cookies, haha.|
Since I didn't think I would be able to manage reins very well, I opted for a lunge session instead, which was pretty illuminating. Since I brought Ruby home this winter, we haven't worked too much on the lunge. If the weather, footing, and time were cooperating, usually I'd just opt to ride instead.
While all the upward transitions were prompt (fairly normal), she decided that any and all downward transitions were totally optional. Um. Nope. That's not actually how it works Ruby!
So we did transitions, transitions, and then, you guessed it, MOAR TRANSITIONS! It didn't actually take long for her to remember that she is, in fact, fairly trained, and return to being her normal obedient self.
At the end of her workout, I decided to climb on bareback and hack her out to cool off. She was a superstar, and hacked out in the back field on a loose rein. Good girl! We also looped down the drive a few times before it was time to untack, hose her off, and park her back in front of her fan.
|Since the internet is coming apart at the seems over the audio clip, I chuckled when I saw this. |
Tonight my GMO is hosting a PEMF demo, which I'm really looking forward to watching. Maybe I'll get some cool media and info so I can write about it! Maybe if my horses stay in regular work, I'll even shell out for some pampering for them ;)
Well that's super weird about your thumb! I hope that doesn't happen again!ReplyDelete
Glad Ruby remembered about transitions!
Yeah it was super bizarre, IDK if I jammed it or something the day before and just forgot? I have the memory span of a housefly, so that's totally possible lolDelete
oooh i'm fascinated by the pemf stuff - definitely take lots of notes! also that's so awesome that Ruby has gotten so chill again about hacking out and about!ReplyDelete
It was super interesting! I ended up getting "pulsed", and I brought home some of her brochures for both people and horses. Someone more local to me recently got a machine, so we'll see if I can make anything happen ;)Delete
I will be at the demo tonight too. I'm excited for more people to find out about it. I've had this lady do PEMF on Bay once before, and I felt like it REALLY helped make him more comfortable in his hocks. I definitely want to have another session done on him and see if I notice the same improvements.ReplyDelete
That's so awesome that you've seen it work firsthand! I'm glad I got to see you briefly on Friday :)Delete
Fingers are so weird, I cut my index finger pretty bad a couple weeks ago and frankly it was weird how much we rely on them without even realizing it until they are inconveniently out of commission. I hope your thumb is better!ReplyDelete
It seems back to normal, so no idea what the random dysfunction was about 🤷☺️Delete