Sunday, June 28, 2009

June 28, 2009

Gary & Cindy headed to the stables around 8:30. Fortunately, the horses had been fed their morning feed so we did not have to wait for LBR to eat.

Cindy went to bring LBR from his paddock to the main stable. He didn't hear her coming and was at the far end of the paddock. The three (3) foals were outside of their pen near LBR's paddock gate (I will refer to them as the three stooges going forward). Their mother's were not happy about the distance they had ventured and were trying to call them back....they were oblivious - like teenagers.

Cindy walked into the paddock and LBR met here about 2/3 of the way down. When they got to the paddock gate to head to the stables for grooming, the three stooges were blocking their way (Cindy didn't want to risk LBR being aggressive to them). Two of them wandered off, but Gary's favorite filly stayed and she and LBR checked each other out by touching muzzles. It was so cute. Finally, she wandered off to meet her friends and LBR and Cindy headed to the stables.

We groomed/saddled LBR and because yesterday's routine was very successful, Cindy chose it again. Cindy rode him in the round pen for about 5 minutes to warm up and then headed to the practice arena for LBR's workout.

Cindy rode him at the walk and trot for about 20 minutes in the arena. She also practiced whoa's, serpantines and backing up. LBR was responsive and did well. His trot was not quite as even as it was the previous day, but it was still quite rideable.

Gary rode next at the walk for about 15 minutes - walking LBR over and around obstacles in the arena.

After the ride, we detacked, groomed and rinsed LBR off. We let him graze in the common area for about 30 minutes while he dried off. We ended with the walk to/through the pasture and some alfalfa cube treats at the gate.

We headed home about was 97 degrees.

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