23 hours ago
Friday, September 10, 2010
I rode the old mare today....
Well I finally got out there and rode today!!! (this pic is of Easy with Meg riding)
It felt really good! I love this old mare, she is so good, I played with her on the ground a little before I saddled her, just to see how she felt. I also trimmed her toes a little, she was starting to get long. Some thrush starting from this recent rain, already, put some Thrush Buster in the grooves next to the frog.
Last year when I rode I felt a lot more disorientation while mounting and going around in a circle, it felt a lot better today! I had virtually no vertigo when I stepped up on her and none while riding! Did I say that it felt really good! I had forgotten how nice it is to ride a push button horse that will move just from a thigh clinch or press of your calf, she is still an amazing horse. Emma it seems fights you all the time, you have to really cue her hard to get her to move, constantly keeping her going with your body. Easy on the other hand is like riding a feather, so nice. In another life I would love to clone this mare, and get ahold of her before she learned a lot of her issues she came with as a 4 year old. She is a very very sensitive horse. She is now 25 1/2!!! She is stiffer than she used to be, especially holding a foot up long enough to trim, sometimes it takes her a minute or so to relax the muscles, and put a hind foot down. But she is so good and lets me know when she needs to put it down, she never pulls away.
It felt good to feel almost normal today, almost the old me. It was good.