Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

LBR was scheduled for a training ride at 9:30 so Gary & Cindy headed over to the stables around 8:30.

The wind was blowing at about 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph so Gary lunged LBR before grooming him. LBR was amazingly focused despite the wind and did a calm walk, trot and canter in both directions.

Gary brought LBR into the grooming stall and he and Cindy groomed him. The trainer arrived and tacked him up. She wanted to try a hackamore bridle on him instead of his usual snaffle bit.

The ride started out pretty good with a lot of trotting to work on flexing. When she cantered him in the hackamore, he was still very forward and even opened his mouth as if he was trying to avoid the bit. Silly horse, there is no bit with a hackamore.

The trainer decided to switch him back into his snaffle to finish the lesson. They finished the lesson with a few courses that LBR did very well.

After the ride, Gary rinsed LBR and he and Cindy led him back to his paddock for some grazing and then treats.

The weather is going to be drastically different tomorrow - supposed to be 30 degrees colder.

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