Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 13, 2010
Cindy met Gary at the stables after work. She had a particularly bad day at the office and was glad to be around horses instead of humans. Gary was just starting to groom/tack-up LBR when Cindy arrived.
Gary free lunged LBR in the round pen for a few minutes. Due to lessons in the sand arena, they headed down to the grass arena for the night's ride. LBR was wearing his d-ring snaffle and the German martingale (using this combo once a week to help with the headset).
Cindy rode LBR at the walk/trot using only legs for steering (no reins). LBR was absolutely perfect. Cindy rode a few patterns including going over the two (2) log jumps (about 20"). She cantered LBR, but it's not very comfortable and LBR doesn't like it because the ground is very hard (no rain in over 2 weeks). They ended with cooling down at the walk and doing circles in/around the jumps.
After the ride, Gary groomed LBR. LBR is having tomorrow off so the stable owner gave him his (West Nile & EEE/WEE)vacinations. Gary & Cindy then led LBR back to the paddock for carrots.
Gary translated Happy Birthday wishes from LBR to Cindy....but LBR said "Hey Cindy - did you know you are 40 years older than me?"