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  1. Jun 19, 2019 #301

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    Do you think horses' eyesight changes as they get older? DD is almost 23. He never used to bother much with inanimate objects, but the last couple of years he seems more reactive.
     
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    Definitely, though Zorro is only 4. But the other pony I have here, Mikey, seems more reactive than he was when he was younger, especially if there is snow on the ground. I don't think he sees things in the same way as the other ponies.
     
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    45 minutes ground driving Midnight.
     
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    60 minutes driving Zorro today. We did some videos and then went for a drive because he was being such a jerk. LOL! I figured he needed to get out and move his feet!
     
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    6/19 15 minutes ground driving Peanut
    30 minutes ground driving Cappy
    Thank you MajorClem
     
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  6. Jun 22, 2019 #306

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    Dapper Dan went 2.3 miles in 35 minutes. Ponied Midnight. She is getting way too fat; I must harden my heart and keep her in the corral on hay until she slims down.
     
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    Hubby and I drove together today. I drove Peanut and he took Cappy for a walk. Then I drove Cappy for a short time. He goes so much better for my husband, lol. With me he is always trying to pull a fast one. I have a feeling it is because since I'm the one who asks more of him, I'm the one who's gonna get the attitude :p. He was really a good boy all things considered. It was his second day in the bigger field since I think over a year ago.
    30 minutes of driving Peanut
    10 minute spin with Cappy
     
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    Yesterday Zorro did 30 minutes in the cart on our new track and obstacle courses! We had a good time just taking it easy :)

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    Trying to catch up on my times....
    Sundance Kid
    5-30 30 mins
    6-2 45 mins
    6-10 30 mins
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    Butch Cassidy
    5-31 45 mins
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    6-8 70 mins
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    And finally some pairs minutes!
    Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy
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    Thanks!
     
  10. Jun 26, 2019 #310

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    Monday we took Cappy out and shared him. Hubby drove 15 minutes and so did I.
    So I guess I can log 15 minutes with Cappy.
    Here he is with my husband. DSCN2327.JPG
     
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    Fun to see a picture of them both. They work well together!
     
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    50 minutes ground driving Midnight today. We saw a young porcupine and a large rattlesnake sunning on the road. Carefully went by both. She did not do very well today.
     
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    Does she not like going out alone or was it the wildlife that she objected to?
     
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    Finally caught up on hours again! Hoping to get some riding AND driving in this weekend when family comes to visit.
     
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    She did not even notice the wildlife. No, I don't think she likes to be alone. Usually she settles down after a mile, but she was unruly nearly the whole 2 miles today. We'll keep working on it.
     
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    I bet she just need milage and she'll figure out at some point that it is just easier just to go along quietly. It's just getting to that point that is exasperating. Sometimes I think they act like unruly toddlers :D!
    Cappy got his second dose of Adequan last night :). I can see a difference.
     
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    Woo hooo! I got 2 hours in with Candace today. We made a horse parade with my family that came to visit. Some of our time was stopped visiting with friends and neighbors but we were hitched and in the cart so I figure it counts and is good training all at the same time :)
     
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    I put my hours for the weekend on the wrong thread, lol. I don't know what the heck happened, I can't blame it on a full moon or moonshine :p so maybe its old age.

    20 minutes driving Peanut on Friday
    25 minutes driving Cappy on Saturday

    Glad to hear you got out ad about with Candace! Sitting around in the cart counts :). I did some of that with Cappy yesterday.
     
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    74.84 minutes according to my little odometer. We went 3.28 miles, mostly walking on rough terrain.
     
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    Cappy had a lesson yesterday. Worked on me and my tendency to lock my shoulders and wrists. Also worked on getting quiet, soft halts. I tend to be so tense through my wrists/shoulders and it makes such a difference when I remember to breath and be soft. My intsructor can steer them with one hand, I barely barge around with two :cool:.

    30 minutes of ground driving for Cappy and 20 driving (hitched) Peanut.
     

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