Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Feelin' Groovy

Licorice got his back adjusted and my farrier changed his back feet up a little bit.  I gave him a day off and then did a light work out and he is all better.

We're working now on keeping him from curling under and contorting his neck.  Want to know what the fix is?  Of course...it's forward!  I swear one of these days I'm going to get a tattoo of that word.  Horse is crooked?  Forward!  Horse feels a little off?  Forward!  Behind the bit?  Forward!  Everything must start with forward.  You would think I would know this by now.  Really, I'm starting to wonder if I have a learning disability with forward.  It's almost embarrassing.

In other news, we went back down the driveway and down the trail with Licorice's best buddy, Fallon.  Fallon is a young thoroughbred who hadn't been worked in a few days, so he was very up and dancy.  His rider, Katie is fantastic though.  She rides and rehabilitates race horses so nothing phases her.  And Licorice, though a little high headed a few times, just moseyed along.

Barking dogs running at us from the yard?  Licorice turned and looked but kept walking.  Man with wheelbarrow behind a tree?  Licorice looked a little harder and was a little tense, but kept walking.

I chattered the entire time, hoping that would keep me breathing.  This was only my second time on this trail and I'm hoping that I can get out to do it often enough that eventually it will be (drumroll, please) fun!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you pushing your comfort zone on the trail! I have to work on that all the time.