This morning I got the horses in. Tacked Zeffy up, rode him for 10 minutes in the school in walk and trot - nice and calm. And then repeated yesterday's hack but this time accompanied by Mike (hubby) and friend Esther (both on foot) and of course Millie the lab. Zeffy was perfect! We walked most of the way and had a couple of trots. I just love my little horse!
And on the way home, this came on the radio. So appropriate! (And I'm afraid I sat on the drive blubbing with Joy!!) If you can't listen to all 8.18 minutes then start at 7.20!
Bruce report (mainly for my records. My memory is so awful!!) He seemed OK on Wednesday, so turned him out with no poultice or painkillers and he was hopping lame on Thursday morning. Well padded poultice and started painkillers again. Still lame yesterday evening but he'd got his poultice off. Redid poultice and Mike spent some time massaging and grooming him. Turned him out just as it was getting dark. Went back for Zeffy and Captain and when we got to the field Bruce was cantering round! He had a good play with Zeffy so seemed much better! This morning his poultice was off and from the look of it it hadn't stayed on for long. But he was virtually sound. So decided to leave poultice off but he had a Danillon in his breakfast. Will see what he's like later.
This afternoon I'm taking Captain for an in-hand hack with Merrick and Esther and going to have a loading session with Zeffy 'cos tomorrow I'm taking him to Bakewell (Ruth's yard) for a lesson with Patrice. First time she'll have seen me ride him! She'll want to watch us first and I am toying with idea of playing Ode to Joy while she watches!!
And note for Trudi (if you read this!) I've just bought Horsemanship by Seunig!
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