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Marsha Cassada

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I'll start.

January 1, I took Dapper Dan out. He had been resting due to a stifle issue, but was ready to do some work. After working with Rowdy for so long, being behind DD was odd. Rowdy is about 35" and DD is 32". Amazing what a different that makes. We went about two+ miles; part paved, part dirt, part gravel. He trotted most of the way. Weather was gorgeous--high 50's--so he was a little warm when we got home due to the heavy winter fur. But several good rolls took care of that. I believe he enjoyed the drive as much as I did.

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Peanut was out in the sled for 30 minutes on Jan 1st.

Glad to see this thread has started! Now I need more snow! It's gone :-(

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Peanut was out in the sled for 30 minutes on Jan 1st.

Glad to see this thread has started! Now I need more snow! It's gone :-(

Would that otter sled go across pasture grass all right?

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Marsha, it should. I ran across a YouTube video last night that had a draft horse pulling one across a short stubble field. The driver cheesed it up with a BIG ole smile when he passed the camera.

 

Spanky and I did a 1 mile hand walk on 2 January. It included hills, and a bit of a fit at a mud puddle. As I'm so out of shape, I WANTED a good roll when we got home, but only Spanky got to enjoy it. He was pretty hot...but the 68 degrees had quite a bit to do with that! We'll be doing a few more conditioning/desensitizing walks before I add equipment. We live in a very quiet area that's just 1/10 of a mile out of town limits, so I want him calm in our neighborhood first.

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The Otter sled would go across grass I would think, might be a bumpy ride though! I used mine the other day to pull the maunure tubs to the pile and crossed some bare ground with no problem.

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Drove another half an hour or more today with Peanut.

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hopefully i will get charlie going later this week. it is supposed to warm up starting tuesday. im excited..

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Drove Cappy a half hour today. It was cold.

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hopefully i will get charlie going later this week. it is supposed to warm up starting tuesday. im excited..

 

Amen on that! I'm looking for my bridle now, so Spanky will start toting it on Tuesday....when it starts warming here too.

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Took Dapper Dan out yesterday for our two mile route. He trots most of the way, though we did stop to chat with a neighbor. 5 dogs and 3 cats, so it's always interesting passing their house. Dapper Dan is not fazed by the barking, though.

Temperature was in the 60's, so not too warm for him, though he did enjoy a thorough roll afterward.

He has his Adequan injection today; he is still on the maintenance dose once every 4-6 weeks. I am so happy how it has helped him!

 

I have had Rowdy out twice on my 2 mile walk. We work on some of his maneuvers on the walk. Doubt I will drive him any more but I don't want him to forget all his lessons. When he goes back to his former owner, he will never do anything again but stand in a pen, but while he is with me I'd like him to get some mental exercise.

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