Gary headed over to see LBR in the afternoon. LBR met him at the gate without any treat rattling...woo hoo!!!
They headed to the stables for "rinsing of the legs" and grooming. LBR had rolled so well that currying took over 30 minutes.
Gary tacked him up and led him to the grass arena for the ride. LBR has become a naughty boy at the mounting block (can someone remind me why we wanted a 16.2 hand horse again - my 15 hand Arabians didn't neccesitate a mounting block) and LBR walked off and out of the arena before Gary could get his right foot in the stirrup.
Gary went with the flow and they made a lap around the outside of the arena before returning to it for their ride. LBR tossed his head a bit for the first few minutes, but didn't evade the bit at all.
It was a nice ride in the grass arena at the walk and trot. They worked over ground poles and had a good time.
Unfortunately at the end of the ride, it was feeding time and LBR started chewing the bit, but he was still responsive.
They ended with grooming and returning LBR to the paddock. He had appetizers of carrots and cookies before enjoying his overdue dinner.
We have a big weekend coming up. We're taking LBR to his first show (just for environmental experience - no classes).