Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oh Monday- We love you!

Both Henry and I don't like Mondays.. enough said! :)

I went out to ride and found my poor boy with about 4 big bites- where his bootie and back meet. It wasn't under the saddle so I still rode him.

Tacked up, lunged and got on. He was not so much fun to ride... super lookie so after a lap of trotting we went to canter work. I cantered around the in my 2 point for a while and then back to sitting, working on lengthening and shortening his stride.

Worked on circles around the jumps and him being balanced in the circles... through this we encountered a few freak outs at the stone panel in the arena. One side says our barn name and the other side is painted like a stone wall- apparently it was going to eat us alive.

Lots of canter work and "fights" equals a tired Karley...

Cooled him out, untacked, hosed off, cleaned Henry, fly sheet and mask on, cleaned tack, grained, cleaned his stall and put him away.

On a side note... hubby and I found glass in Henry's stall. I've told my trainer and will be talking to the BO today- needless to say I am NOT happy. I've found trash, paper towels, plastic, staples and now glass in the shavings.

Kept a few pieces as proof
Lesson tonight, lunge or off tomorrow, trainer ride Thursday, trainer ride Friday, lesson Saturday.

13 comments:

  1. UGGGHHHH!!! GLASS!

    Where did he get the bites from?

    Also stop being so facetious with your blog titles, they always read super positive and then I read something negative in your post and think bummer! LOL

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    1. I'm not sure... I had Ann feel them to make sure that I wasn't being to laid back assuming they were just some sort of fly/bite. He's got his whole fly set up on now.. also had a few smaller ones (about 6 or so) on his neck.

      I am trying to convince myself its all positive haha!

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  2. New blog title? How exciting.

    The glass would freak me out. Where do your shavings come from??

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    1. Yeah I changed it to his show name... the other title didn't fit right with that picture :(

      Yes I am very freaked out by the glass... the BO gets the shavings so I am not sure where they come from. I am tempted to buy my own and subtract that from my board bill.

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  3. OMG. I get the glass issue. My barn is located on an old plant nursery and my BO swears that people used to drink there and just throw the bottles. I think she's crazy. But, without fail, I have to walk the pastures after every rain because new pieces of glass have been unearthed. I've begged and pleaded for her to do something.

    And! Love the rainbow jump! Love the smile!

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  4. First LOVE the new pic! Especially love your smile - too cute!

    Glass would seriously freak me out! I wouldn't be very happy about the other stuff either but always feel like I'm being unreasonable if it doesn't cause a huge safety risk (glass is obviously a huge safety risk!). Fingers crossed the BO is as outraged as you are - they should be! Good luck!

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  5. Great new picture!!! Glass?! That is scary. I have never found anything in my shavings so far (crosses fingers) but I guess it could happen... Hopefully the issue will be resolved and you will stop finding dangerous items in your boys stall!

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    1. lucky .. hope your shavings stay clean!!!

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  6. I love that in the pic you can't see all the hard work you put into Henry over that jump :)

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    1. haha yeah you have seen all the hard work :)

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  7. Glass!?!? Eeek!! Hopefully you can get your own shavings!

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