I finally just said "f u weather" last night and powered through a longe in sideways drizzle. Eli responds to voice commands pretty well now, and although I knew he was completely irritated with getting wet, I was glad to have got him moving and exercising. His is still struggling with feeling relaxed in the … Continue reading Who’ll Stop the Rain
There will certainly be more Conrad updates, but let's interrupt that show to talk about my other fur child. Eli and I are still on the not-really-ideal one to two rides per week schedule due to weather or work or both. And haven't we jumped in 8,000 years. However, I did get to ride him … Continue reading He *Does* Know What “Whoa” Means
Conrad's surgeries went well! One of the masses removed has been sent for biopsy, but otherwise he is doing well so far. He just ate some dinner, too. After I dropped him off this morning, I NEEDED breakfast tacos. I sat at work low key freaking out, but the vet's office called before noon to … Continue reading Conrad Update!
Conrad loves to walk to the park on the weekends, as y'all know. While my cutoff temperature for both walking the dog and riding the horse is freezing, Conrad and I did make it up to the park on Saturday and on Monday. (Sunday morning was 28F. No walkeez.) On Saturday, it was EXTREMELY windy, … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Walkeez
... meaning Eli's current turnout blanket. We've gotten four years out of it. It has been cleaned and repaired at least that many times, with a few things that are beyond repair. This thing is close to shredded. Yet, it is not shredded. All the straps and buckles are still in good working order, and … Continue reading How Long Can It Last?
I rode at sunset last night -- still light in the sky after 6pm! And the sunset was gorgeous ... what a prelude to a lunar eclipse! Of course, Eli was a goof troop and I put him on the longe line again, although that did not go so well as last time. We have … Continue reading The Days ARE Getting Longer
When I have been able to ride Eli, he has been tense and reactive. Although to be honest, it's mostly from not being able to ride him very much due to, you guessed it, weather and work. This is typical Winter Eli. Yesterday evening, Winter Eli was in full force. The drizzle wasn't helping. Started … Continue reading Winter Eli and Work Pants
Apologies for the lack of posts, but work priorities come before blog priorities. My dog and my horse are good! Not much to update this week, actually, which seems like a positive trend. It's still winter here, meaning damp and cold. Thursday looks reasonable, but that gradually descends into crap again this weekend. Not good … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Still Here!
When Eli is really fresh (which is a lot lately), it's easier just to let him canter around both ways a few times until I feel him accepting my leg and listening. It makes trotting slightly less bonkers. I basically turn into a human longe line. He never tries to go anywhere when I'm on … Continue reading More Cantering