Glad you are having fun with her. She sounds like she is turning out to be a good driving horse! Winter is such a hard time of year to be monitoring their weight! I was just thinking today that it will sure be nice when Spring gets here and I can clip mine to see what's really under all that hair! I was thinking if Annie was human she'd be asking "Does all this hair make my butt look big?" Me= "Why , yes, yes it does."50 minutes driving Midnight. Our weight loss program isn't working, so far. But she is lots of fun to drive!
Wow you guys had a good drive today! Well, let me be more specific! lol I was only asking for a few steps at a time. When we got to the bend it got a little trickier because you are asking for a back and also a turn so there was some going forward a couple steps at times and backing again to work things out. Didn't do a whole lot today for his first time as I don't want to frustrate him. I was told to drive forward through the cones and when you get to the end, ask for a stand first and then start backing. It is a good exercise to work on the communication between us. I'm taking everything slow and we will be working on it for a while I'm sure. The trainer said for us to do walk trot canter transitions and then work on the backing briefly and then go do something else and then come back to it. So that's our plan.Backing through cones??!! Not even in my dreams...
2 1/2 hours driving Midnight today. We did a little cone work, too, going forward! I was a lot more tired than she was.
That's always a scary thing. Trying to discern a problem is so challenging. Our only concern is to help the horse.15 minutes driving Annie today.
Not sure what is going on with her. We walked around per usual for our warm-up and when I asked for a trot her gait felt really off and slow. Was hard to tell if she was limping while I was in the cart. I took her back and unhitched her and checked her feet thinking maybe she picked up a rock. She didn't want to lift up her right hind freely, so I'm thinking her left hind is what is bothering her. Then I remembered she had turned her head around and was nibbling on me when I cleaned her right foot before we hitched. I think she was trying to tell me something! I'll take her out tomorrow and see how she is.