Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009

It's been a couple of weeks since we posted. Gary continues to ride during the weekdays. On the weekend of August 14th-15th, Cindy had two (2) good rides and the farrier came out and we had LBR's feet trimmed.

Last weekend, we visited the kids/grand-kids in Arkansas and had a great time. When we got back late Sunday, we stopped by and visited LBR for a few minutes. He has a new paddock mate named "Bentley". The two of them are getting along great - trading back scratches and standing head-to-tail to double the efficiency of fly swatting.

This week, we decided to put LBR into part-time training - having the trainer/owner of the stables ride him 3 times a week. He had his first lesson on Wednesday. She lunged him on the lunge rope when he started out a little hot when first ridden. She switched him back to a standard d-ring snaffle when he seemed to be too mouthy.

The lesson then went well with work at the walk, trot & canter (yee haw) both directions. The lesson was videotaped and we will upload soon.

LBR continues to LOVE his home-made horse treats. The recipe is listed below:

Sunday Cookies
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons corn oil
¼ cup water (one quarter cup)
¼ cup molasses (one quarter cup)
Mix ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. Make small balls and place on cookie sheet sprayed. Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Horses love 'em!

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