I Spent quite a bit of time with the gang of four. Seems now to be in a day’s work. It’s a lot of fun, having four horses with differing educational needs. I am now saying that I educate rather than train horses because they are attempting to grasp difficult concepts.
I first got Raudi and Tinni out – I gave them their supplements at the hitching post. This way the fray isn’t eating one another’s meals. I took their vitals, cleaned them up, and then took the over to the Playground. I had Tinni walk over poles in lockstep with me – I found myself thinking that it’s good that he moves slowly because I can more readily get practiced at matching my pace to his. I next played with Raudi, going over poles, doing the October agility course, and doing a few crunches. She did okay but was a bit on the lazy side. The same held true out on the trail.
Beautiful weather in the morning, terrible weather in the afternoon.
I next played with Hrimmi and Tyra. Now this was fun because both of them were a bit more lively than their two counterparts. Hrimmi really likes doing crunches. And Tyra enjoys doing the panther walk. And both were okay with going over the poles. With Hrimmi, I backed her into what I call the crunch station – two barrels close together flanked by a barrel on each side. She backed into the chute and did her crunches. I then had her take off from a crunch position and she went from there over the laid out poles.
And Tyra went after the bag. I could tell it was her favorite thing to do because she was fairly focused on the task at hand. After, Pete rode Hrimmi and I rode Tyra on the trail. It was getting dark, and this put a crimp on my already limited distance vision. Still, we did Siggi’s loop and Peaches’ trail.
I tried out my new running shoes and so the jury is still out. They seemed to pinch my toes on the right side. However, I can’t return them to the store because they’re now muddy. So I will from now on wear a lighter pair of socks.
Next: 253. 9/13/17: Running with Horses