After lunging three horses today I felt a little dizzy. Unfortunately, I've fallen a little behind this week. I got the stomach flu on Tuesday, and didn't do anything for a couple days. I did manage to get out to the barn Thursday and did quick little ride with Buddy. We just trotted around the outdoor for 15 mins, but at least I got him out. Yesterday I attempted to ride Blue, but after he reared up and spun with me I decided to lunge him instead.
Today I wanted to lunge Blue again, this time in side reins. He wasn't as hot today, but had a tantrum when I put the side reins on. At the end of the session, he was relaxing into them and moving really well for him. Since I had them out, I put the side reins on Buddy next. He always acts like he can't go forward with the side reins on, but I go him to move out pretty well.
After those two I took out Pippin, a slightly spastic Arab/QH whose owner is away for a year long internship. My barn owner has been working with him, but while she's out of town I said I would do some ground work with him. Pip tends to be scared of his own shadow and needs a calm, but forceful handler. We lunged for a few minutes until someone else needed the indoor. I decided to take him for a walk outside to get him out and despook him. I snapped the picture and sent it to his mommy.
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