First unaccompanied ride out. Only round the block (the one friend led us round Sunday) and he was foot perfect and showed no signs of planting on the drive, and not bothered by cyclist coming towards us on road.
Causing my leg problems, I'm sure. Felt slightly sore to the touch. Anyway been improving all day, this morning was struggling with stairs, much better this evening.
Did a bit of in hand with Monfils as didn't think it clever to ride.
His eye is looking a lot better despite him getting the mask off again
finally got round to tidying up his mane, looks a lot better!
rode! on my own!!! (although, to be fair, i did get someone to hold his head on a just in case basis whilst getting on.)
Went in arena as no one to go out with - big circles and diagonals in walk, walk halt transitions, and stopping him napping out the door all good - he tends, of course, to plant at the door wanting to be out of it, so pleased i was able to move him on again!
My mother. And looking quite good on it. A good visit, and good to see my London cousins
monfy was fine when i saw him. He followed me back to the gate which rather impressed me, first time he's done that. I have some video of that to upload later
The planned hack happened, although my riding mac came out as well and i was glad of it fir second half of ride as heavens opened thoroughly, where it had been just drizzle.
Monfils was pretty good. Took the lead for part of the way out, went through ford again twice, happy to only walk up hill to harbour house. Couple of plants, and from now on stick will be carried.
But altogether good.
Then in the afternoon old friends turned up unexpectedly for visit, i went for swing and have now cleaned cooker and its surrounds.
wednesday, thursday, are missing! wednesday i posted from the mobile tablet, and it's trying to tell me it's posted it 20 times - when it hasn't been posted at all! and last night was posted from the pc - i think! and it's not here either....
wednesday trimmer came and was very pleased with his feet.
last night i went in the arena, and we've decided he's a definite planter.
And now I've worked out where the missing posts went. There was an upgrade, and they went in Molly's blog. And i deleted the one from Wednesday now.I've
he was good as gold! got on before RI arrived - she was running well late, and i didn't want M losing the plot as 3 friends went out for hack (he was very chilled, but no point pushing it!), so one of them held him whilst i got on, he was very good, and i walked round the stable block twice till RI arrived. Then we walked down to Blackdene outdoor arena and practiced walk/halt transitions and changes of rein for about 10 minutes, no more. this photo was taken at the end of that session, when, as you can see, I was tensing slightly as he was ... then back up the drive. excellent. Think previous YO was right to suggest he's taller than Molly - he certainly feels as though he is, possibly in fact a shade over 16 hh ..... but that doesn't matter.