LBR had a training ride today. Gary headed over to groom him before the ride and when he went to LBR's paddock, he found LBR shine clean on one side and coated entirely in mud on the other (no fur showing from his ears, face, side, butt legs).
Grooming the mud off took almost 30 minutes and a LBR is sensitive to the curry he was not a happy camper. Silly horse - we only got about 1/3" of rain - he must have fallen asleep in the mud on that side.
The training ride started off good at the walk and trot. The canter to the left was good, but LBR WOULD NOT take his right lead. The trainer tried every method known to mankind but after about 10 attempts, she abandoned the flat work.
Today, LBR did gymnastics for the first time. It started with two jumps and then a third jump was added to the line. He LOVED it.
After the ride, Gary groomed LBR and returned him to his paddock and gave him a few carrots.