Monday got off to a rough start -- I was pretty much over the day by 9 am, which is not normal for me. Some of it is stress from things I can't change, but some of it is just good ol' fashioned not getting enough saddle time :) however, as previously discussed, I can't ride Cinna when I'm already in a mood, and Ruby has been out quite a bit lately, so I made a slightly different choice...
|We hacked down the road a little first, then hit my trails out back! They uh, need to be mowed. And trimmed. I definitely whacked my head on a branch once (or rather, my helmet, thank God I was wearing my cheap schooler lol).|
|I let him stop for a mouthful of grass and it was a little horrifying to see how much he could cram in around his bit haha.|
|This bareback pad remains one of my better purchases - I ride in it almost as often as I do a saddle!|
I don't have photos of this so you'll just have to trust me, but I headed the opposite way I normally do down our gravel road, and I almost died. Turns out Trigger, the rock solid steady eddy who gives zero fucks about anything.... is actually "turn tail and flee in terror" scared of the neighbor's little tiny sheep haha. When he first saw them his head went UPPPPP, he froze and snorted for a second, they came running over to see what was going on, and he spun so quickly he almost left me on the road lol. This of course, scared the sheep, so they ran away as fast as they could, and Trigger tried to bolt for home. I turned him back around and made him finish walking to the sign I was aiming for before we turned back around (and then he still had to walk nicely home), and he was pretty sure I was going to be responsible for his demise. TORTURE, I swear. I'm so mean!
Anyway, it was a fun little jaunt to clear my brain and also gave me a chance to test him on some terrain to make sure his hoof is still feeling good before we start hauling out for longer trail rides this summer :) mission accomplished! And maybe I'll luck out and get some decent weather on a weekend so I can haul out soon!
I love my Brockcamp but I sincerely wish it was that gorgeous teal color yours isReplyDelete
Now that you know you love it, custom order teal and then sell your old one once you get the color you want? I'll enable you, this color would look BOMB on Connor and Disco!Delete
Awww, Trigger! I secretly kind of get a kick out of it when a perfect steady eddy has one thing like that they can't handle. It's like proof they're still alive in there. I mean running away is BAD TRIGGER! But also, kinda hahaha! Glad you held on and no one was any worse for the wear!ReplyDelete
Haha I feel a little bit the same way! And at least now I know so I can make sure no inexperienced people are ever on him around sheep lol.Delete
These old guys love to let us know that they are not to be taken for granted.ReplyDelete
Also during my vet check up back in March the vet noted some gum changes in Irish's mouth. Nothing to worry about now but said it could lead to EOTRH. She asked if I knew what that meant and I said 'oh yes'. Also, 'no thank you universe'. :)
Oh no! Good news that your vet is on top of it - I think when they catch it early sometimes they can prescribe antibiotics to prevent it from progressing? And at least now you know even if the worst happens and he does need teeth pulled, that he'll probably bounce back way faster than you'd think!Delete
I have a Best Friends bareback pad that I love and is totally reasonable for me and Goose but all you bloggers with the Brockamp really make me want to get one!ReplyDelete
Gotta love when 'Ol Reliable shows that they can still make the moves lol. Glad you still had a nice chill ride for the most part, nice shady trails for the summer!
I had never owned a bareback pad before (although the thinline ones were so tempting) but I have zero regrets about that "splurge" -- and thank God I got it when I had more available funds since I wasn't commuting, since I'm about to experience what will feel like a pay cut as I have to add back weekly tanks of gas into my budget, sob.... haha.Delete
There are days that I also just need a plod! Lancey is pretty good about most things, but sometimes I need someone who is perfect about EVERYTHING, and then I grab my best and oldest school pony. Obviously, she then usually turns into a little monster just because I'm on her, lol.ReplyDelete
Yeah his meltdown over the sheep seemed like payback for me expecting him to be perfect, lol. Horses!Delete
Awww it's so nice that you are able to steal your husbands horse when you want lol ;)ReplyDelete
It's definitely a perk! HahaDelete