Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 12, 2010

Gary headed to the stables in the afternoon. Spring has arrived in Central Texas and we couldn't be happier. The low temperatures over night are in the 40's with highs near 80.

LBR was happily munching on green grass in his paddock and didn't come up to the gate. Gary haltered him and they headed to the stables for grooming. LBR had not rolled and things are drying out so grooming was a snap.

They headed to the grass arena for some lunging (we haven't lunged since the show last Saturday). LBR lunged perfectly at the walk/trot/canter with very good reaction to verbal commands and nice stops/whoa's w/out turning in.

They had a nice ride in the grass arena with only on incident of LBR not want to go the correct direction away from the mounting block (he stood perfectly though for mounting).

Gary worked on the sitting trot for a while. LBR broke into the canter once while trotting along the rail....he's feeling quite spring like too.

After the ride, Gary groomed LBR and they headed back to the paddock. Due to the rain earlier this week and the type of soil we have, LBR's paddock has become very uneven.

Gary used the tractor/front loader to level LBR's paddock. LBR was fascinated by the activity and as each section was leveled, he inspected it and gave his approval.

We're looking forward to a great weekend with many hours at the stables for both Gary & Cindy.

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