First, just to add to Friday, the boys came in for their tea and a break from the midges and all that grass so I tried another accupressure session with Captain (the last couple of times he made it clear he didn't want it!) And he was much much more receptive. Kept munching away on his hay but he didn't tell me to ****er off this time! So I'll keep trying. He seems much better on a Danillon a day but I'm really not keen on him remaining on them long term so I'm hoping the vet might tell me about some newer NSAID with less potential for harm to the gut and kidneys.
Not quite what I intened to capture on video!!
Yesterday morning, I got all 3 boys in for breakfast. Mike was going to ride Bruce and I was planning another session on Zeffy. As it was Saturday, more people at the yard and I asked a friend if she'd video me having a trot on Zeffy. When I got to the school, Mike had put a load of poles out. Aaah well, Zeffy has to get used to these things when I'm riding him (we use poles and jumps in his groundwork). After checking him out on the lunge (very calm) I hopped on and although Bruce was also in the school Zeffy was very good. Going more or less where I wanted and we had another couple of calm trots.
Then my camera lady arrived, unfortunately with her mini Shetland, Ellie, whose paddock is at the end of the school. Friends husband and daughter came too. A little bit too much excitement for Zeffy so the video of him and me wasn't quite what I was aiming for!
Zeffy very quickly returned to "calm" so we just walked round and ended on a good note.
Late afternoon I got Bruce and Captain in and went for a hack round the farm with friend Cora and Gunner. Riding Bruce and leading Captain. Captain was enthusiastic about coming with us and he looked better than he has for some time. Great! ..... until my greedy boys planned a joint attack!! Bruce to the field of wheat on our left and Captain to the scrumptious grass and cow parsely on the right. I should've just let go of Captain but I tried to hang on and he pulled me off! I slid backwards down the saddle and landed on my bum!! Very embarrassing and stupid!!! Grrr!! Climbed back on Bruce and we carried on! (Can understand the merits of Western saddles with horns on!!)
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