Sunday, 17 April 2016

The week that was and a lesson in the sunshine

It's been a difficult few days, on Friday 8th April Chorrie spooked coming out of the barn lost his back end and got away from me.

Turned him out as no physical marks and went to Hartpury for the Winters to cheer lead Jess on her up and coming young horse Empire H. Jess rode a fabulous test, and I had a lovely day with Trudi and John. Got back to yard and pony trotted up sound

Saturday 9th rode pony in large outdoor and he wasn't right behind. Sunday rode with Jess and he was improved on Saturday but stiff right hind , a bit better again come Monday but still NQR

Physio out on Thursday , to her it felt like he cork screwed as he fell , disappointingly there was a lot for her to do and he needs an easy week

Matt from Grant Chanter out on Friday, front lower right premolar wobbly, a few chips bit otherwise as you would expect, next visit in six months.

Then out to lunch at Witney Lakes which was lovely

Huge disappointment only part of my order from Horse Health arrived and not the saddle cloths and ears I was looking forward to

Saturday did a bit of walk work and spent time descabbing the mud fever scabs with Sudocrem and cling film !!!

Sunday lesson

So biggest take home was if he is leaning on right rein, ask him to bend left and use right leg.  Use twice as much leg as hand otherwise you are just wagging his head ( my words ) and not being clear you want him to keep moving.