Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May 31, 2010

Gary & Cindy headed to the stables around 9:30 a.m to beat the heat.

LBR led nicely from his paddock by Gary while Cindy brought out all the tack/grooming supplies.

Cindy tried her field boots today for the first time.

After tacking up, Cindy rode LBR in the sand arena. LBR did his flat work well and worked off of Cindy's leg in full boots like he never has in half-chaps. Cindy started doing courses at the trot. LBR had a lot of energy due to the fact that it was only 82F and breezy. He was anxious so Cindy worked him on serpantines in between patterns.

LBR was loving cantering after his jumps and Cindy indulged him but when he rushed off at the canter she "aint' aint'" him after the third time.

LBR was perfect after that...cantering away straightly and coming back to the trot nicely.

Cindy got "hot" before LBR and Gary rode LBR for a while. LBR & Gary had a great time. By the time Cindy had taken off her boots and returned to watch, Gary was trotting LBR over cross rails and cantering away for the first time. It was TOO CUTE!!! No form, but the guys were in balance and having a great time.

After the ride, Gary gave LBR a shamppoo while Cindy put up tack. The humidity was finally low so LBR was almost dry when Gary & Cindy led him to his paddock for treats and pats.

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