Rocks Eat Horses

Progress continues on improvements the barn owner has underway at the barn. Some landscaping boulders have been placed along the driveway. Eli first noticed these on Thursday and he was exceptionally cautious about approaching them. I held off introducing him to the rocks because some workers were still messing around with equipment nearby – which Eli didn’t care about – and I didn’t need a spooky horse to spin into or fly backwards into a front end loader or whatever. Large hissing machinery = no reaction. Giant rock = many snorts and pounding heartbeat. I don’t get it but whatever, Eli!

Fortunately, the introduction drama was shortlived on Friday. Eli did indeed snort more, cautiously approached on tiptoes with lots of ducking, half-spins, and steps backward. Then I had the above genius idea of standing on one … see, Eli? Mommy killed the rock. The rock is dead and can’t eat you. We grazed along and smelled all the dead rocks and everything ended peacefully.

In less rock-y news, Eli is doing brilliantly. He’s flatting well and getting stronger. He is also packing it on, so I’d say the Purina Outlast is doing its job. My hope is to start riding him in a few group lessons a month as my schedule allows. We both need it! A little more structure can’t hurt. I am still not inclined to jump him much, but he happily and quietly canters crossrails right now. He might miss jumping a wee bit?

And last bit for right now – I have a NWT AA Motionlite for sale. Black, size small. I love these coats but I would rather have a green or navy one. (And obviously I’m wearing the Aviation Blue in this blog’s header). $200 shipped in continental US but maybe you could talk me into a blogger discount.

I realize blogging on a Saturday is kind of awkward, and blogging from my phone is even more awkward! But that’s what works for me right now.

6 thoughts on “Rocks Eat Horses

  1. hi i am glad the rocks did not eat you or Eli and that Eli is riding so well and packing on the pounds 😉 He looks great. I hope you get to lesson some it is about all that keeps my sanity right now 🙂 Also Remus spies things in the distance that he is scared of. So I can see Remus being scared of rocks too 🙂

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  2. It’s so funny the things they decide to be afraid of. Eros this weekend was terrified of wind blown trees, but the following day when the neighbor was throwing large objects from his shed he didn’t mind that at all.

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  3. Eli was very brave with these potential (and highly dangerous) Rock Trolls. Thank heavens you defeated them!
    This week Carmen lost her mind over the wind but a parade of fire trucks going by with lights and sirens on full? No biggie.

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