Sunday, May 3, 2009

May 2, 2009

We made a trip to the general store to purchase some mane/tail detangler and headed to the stables in the early afternoon.

It was pretty warm/sunny (upper 80's) in Central Texas today. LBR was in the shade in his shelter. He met us at the gate.

We headed to the roundpen for quick grooming and a work out. LBR worked nicely in the counterclockwise direction (walk/trot/canter). Going clockwise, he showed us that he does have some athletic ability. He went into the canter easily, but took the wrong lead. Before we could bring him back to the trot, he performed a PERFECT flying lead change and continued nicely.

After about 30 minutes in the roundpen, we headed to the main barn for LBR's first bath.

Because the inside wash racks are a bit small/dark, we decided to wash him outdoors. He behaved very well for the event. After we bathed/rinsed/combed, we let him graze for about an hour in his favorite area.

We headed back to the paddock, led to the water trough and then gave him a few alfalfa cubes before heading home.

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