The following video from Saturday’s lesson is pretty shaky, so if the handheld look makes you nauseous, you might just skip watching. My coach was teaching/talking/filming/walking all at once and it’s her voice on the video. Saying things she has to say to me EVERY DANG TIME. I am seriously thinking of tattooing “FOLLOW IT” on the tops of both my wrists. I do enjoy watching my horse jump, and I definitely enjoyed seeing his ears shoot forward between fences 2 & 3 as he woke up and cruised through the rest of the course. Except for the first time over the Swedish. I didn’t make a decision soon enough so he made a last-minute one. Whoops.
Sunday, Eli got a day off. And a bath!
Bath products for horses have saturated the market. A million years ago there was Orvus paste and that was about it. I have tried a few different products and it seems each of the four horses I have owned “liked” something slightly different. For Eli, I use baby shampoo mixed with a conditioner. His skin just seems kind of dry all the time, so I do what I can to keep it moisturized and not stripped of natural oils.
I love seeing all the pictures everyone is posting for the informal Transformations blog hop going around! 3 years ago I did not have the foresight to get pictures of me riding Eli because I had no idea I would be buying him. I wasn’t even considering myself seriously in the market for another horse right up until I bought him in May. Such is life!