Sunday, February 28, 2010

February 27, 2010

Gary & Cindy headed to the stables around noon (it's Saturday). Gary led LBR up from his paddock while Cindy got the tack and grooming equipment set up.

They both groomed a bit and Gary tacked up LBR. Gary did not want to lunge LBR first so they headed to the sand arena to start the ride.

LBR did something he's never done. Aftter Gary got on using the mounting block, LBR immediately walked out of the arena and would not be ridden back into it. Gary dismounted and Cindy held him for a few minutes. Gary then started his ride in the sand arena.

It started off well with a few laps around at the walk and then a couple at the trot. LBR then started acting "odd". He was avoiding the bit and refusing to walk forward. Gary changed the bit from an edge to a standard snaffle but LBR continued to act up.

Gary decided to take him down to the grass arena but the problems continued. We decided to call it quits for the day.

It seemed like LBR's mouth was sore so we gave him a break and just let him graze after detacking. LBR was returned to his paddock and given treats which he totally loved today.

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