and i've actually been on the boy every night save yesterday (when i was too tired) .... but it took me half the week to work out how to reshim the saddle, he having changed shape again, and i didn't get that cracked until thursday when it was getting dark! pleased i finally sorted it again though ....
so the homework i was supposed to have been doing since last month hasn't really been done but never mind, i've no doubt we've both remembered some of it for sunday coming.
i didn't post here about the demo Gaynor and I went to at Northallerton EC with Becky Holden; that was excellent. all about how in hand work feeds into the work under saddle....she's put some vid up on facebook which i've shared on my timeline for a flavour of it. Becky has been training with Phillippe Karl over the last 3 years and it's all good
and it's Becky who's coming Sunday (DV) for lesson... hoping this is going to be regular!
and weather warming.. hoping not speaking too soon, but thinking abou tthinner rug.
the bleb things are subsiding nicely; think they were bites, after all, as when they reduced a bit you could feel the scabs. lord knows what from!
he was lunged yesterday by G, but nothing today - i might have, but my cervical spondylosis decided to kick in yesterday, i'd probably been sleeping funny position, and was in agony yesterday/subsiding through the day, and the muscles into my shoulder and arm were affected as well.. so decided it didn't make a lot of sense to do the otherwise thought of in hand work......hopefully back to normal tomorrow/saturday...
was a bit less active. I went to Manchester for the day wednesday, whilst M got his feet done. will now stand quite happily for hot shoeing, which i'm really pleased about as if you're going to shoe, hot shoeing means the shoes will fit, and the heat will kill any bugs about the feet. But now we've taken the back shoes off. hoping we can eventually get back to wholly barefoot, but we'll see. farrier pleased, i'm pleased, G is pleased; M hasn't objected and hasn't gone footsore.
But, he therefore didn't do anything ; i was going to do in hand, but Thursday was too damn cold, and Friday i came out of work with a steaming headache (my own fault, i didn't zoom in enough on the document i was working on ...)
G will hopefully take him out today, and I have a lesson tomorrow; we swopped days this weekend because of the lesson.