Today Buddy got the day off, and I pulled him mane and clipped him up. I still have to clip his back legs, my clippers died before I could get them done. Tomorrow will be bath day and tack cleaning. I got most of my stuff together already so it should be pretty easy to load up Sunday morning.
Yesterday I also rode Leo, one of the other horses in the barn I occasionally school. One of the college girls might start riding him and maybe jump him, but he hasn't been worked in a few months and she's more of a beginner so I wanted to see how he was before she rode him. We had been told he had jumped in 4H years ago, but who knows what that means. I put the western saddle on him just to be safe and hacked him while Jen was giving a little kid lesson. He was ok at the trot, but was horrible at the canter. Head up, running like a freight train, and wouldn't pick up his right lead.
Once he calmed down a bit I took him over some poles Jen had out and he did good, went right over them. Jen then told me to take him over a crossrail to see what he did, and he shocked me by being great! Jumped it like he's done it a million times. I was then told to do a full course with him and he was amazing. Cantered nice and quietly after the jumps, took everything in stride and was so calm. He was a bit wiggly and crooked but that's easily fixed. Rick managed to take a video, but hasn't sent it to me yet. I was so proud of him!
|He was pretty proud of himself too