Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010


Today was the first Monday of "Daylight Saving Time". Gary headed over to the stables around 5:00 p.m. and Cindy left work (45 minute commute) around 5:30 p.m.

When Cindy arrived, Gary had groomed/tacked LBR and was doing leading/walk under saddle warm up in the arena. Cindy changed from her work suit into riding clothes and started LBR in the sand arena.

LBR was a bit "heavy" on the bit and kept trying to be distracted. Cindy kept his focus without too much correction. Cindy corrected his heaviness with a simple "Aah, Aah" (sound effect to come with a future posted". She worked him through the trouble corner (southeast) with circles. They continued with some cross rails (Cindy's legs were lame tonight after 4 rides in 3 days).

Eventually, they took a nice pattern over cross rails and LBR was settled nicely. Cindy decided to ask for the canter going "up" the arena and LBR responded perfectly...took the left lead as asked and they circled in the end of the arena gracefully (as described by Gary).

Cindy walked LBR out and gave him a lot of positive pats and hugs while cooling down.

Once back in the grooming stall, Cindy gave him an alfalfa treat, de-tacked and groomed LBR. Gary & Cindy put up all the tack and then led LBR to towards his paddock for a little grazing and then treats in the paddock.

LBR seemed to understand the time change:-)

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