So Monday. Wow. It was bad. Sunday was fabulous, we had so much fun, and then on Monday poor Val just could not. To his credit, he got moved to a new pasture with a new room mate on Sunday after the lesson, and I think he was a bit undone from that. He was weirdly happy to see me (like way more than normal) and he gazed longingly at his little 3 yr old buddies in his old pasture while I got on. But still. Super hot mess.
He wasn’t necessarily misbehaving, but he just could not take a deep breath and relax through his back, or at all really. I mostly did damage control and did my best to let him stretch down a little, but after about 30 minutes I called it. I’m mostly going to let the photos from Monday do the talking. Also, sorry some of these are so dark. I did a super quick editing job this morning all while getting ready for work and making apple fritters.
This was the worst ride we’ve had in a while, but it was good for perspective, since a lot of our rides used to be like this. Poor tense little beastie was back to his normal, awesome self yesterday, and today we’re shipping off to the show! Horses man. Keeping you on your toes.