Trying a design change this week: Colour! I am still keeping it scribbly, but what do you think? Stay or go?
We had to move Emilie out from the main paddock after she was kicked on the shoulder, resulting in lameness. Fortunately, a smaller paddock is available, and as an added bonus it’s entirely flat. This is good for a sore shoulder! She gets little old Prins the white Shetland for company, and that seems to suit them both just fine.
There’s not a lot of grass on their little paddock so when the sun is out, we turn both of them out in the area around the outdoors arena. The clover there is quite decent, and they both rather enjoy it.
I can’t stress this one enough. I don’t do events or competitions or any other kinds of shows or meets. I never take my horse further from the barn than she can walk. I ended up having to drive two horses to a veterinary hospital in January all the same. Fortunately, both loaded easy. A medical emergency is not the time to start float training.
Oh, and look, we made it to the first mark: 25 cartoons!
What is it with little girls and horses? What is it about a small herd of little girls and a big, red draft horse that melts one’s heart? These kidlets sat on Emilie in droves, braided her forelock several times, and fed her all sorts of goodies. Emilie approved, particularly of the last part.
Wasn’t the best light outdoors for a photo-shoot but if the sun won’t shine, the grins of those girls will.
Despite what certain trainers will tell you, there is no such thing. Horses form bilateral relationships as individuals. There is no ‘top horse’. You, as a trainer, do not need to ‘dominate’ your horse.
Read more here on equitationscience.com.
The last couple of days have been hot and gorgeous and very hard work for poor Emilie. After-surgery holiday is definitely over. Fortunately for anyone who doesn’t want to play spot five differences with four hundred pictures of her on the Agility course, it’s very hard to shoot proper pictures in the indoors arena. But some of them are decent. Enjoy!