Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stike a Pose!

Kat took some cool pics of Henry

I had a talk with Henry on our way up to the barn...

"Your job is an hour and a half ish 4-5 days a week.. you should be a rock start for that time since it's so little. I wish I could work that schedule!"

It worked... last night was a fab ride.

Kat and I got the boys and headed up to groom and tack up. Henry must like his fly boots as they are still in once piece :)



Groomed, tacked up and was told we were riding outside so headed down to lunge in the big round arena (I will NOT be lunging Henry in the upper round pen anymore because it's so hard and he got a splint from it- he isn't lame and had time off and I've been icing ever day).

Trainer came flying down the hill on the golf cart and said to come inside. So I finished up and came inside for the lesson.

Henry was great, felt really good under saddle. I am really slacking on pulling my shoulders back and need to get with that.

Trainer had us do no stirrups for a bit - aye I need to work on that more!

Warmed up over some polls and and X with Kat.

Then we jumped an oxer a few times and since we were on our game, trainer said we were good and done. YAY HENRY!


Cooled out, untacked, light hose, gave treats and cleaned all my tack while I iced his leg.

I am thinking about getting these ice boots... anyone have any advice on ice boots?

Gave kissed, grained and filled his water.

Turn out today, idk Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.

22 comments:

  1. Love Henry's expression in that first picture! and I think I've tried that conversation with a horse or two before. Glad it worked for you b/c I sure didn't have much luck, lol!

    I haven't had a chance to use ice boots much yet so I can't give any helpful thoughts on that.

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    1. Haha maybe since he has had some time off he will listen to you better? Try again lol!!

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  2. Cute! Too bad about the splint from the footing. I've never tried ice boots, but know others with the ice-vibe boots from horseware that love them.

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    1. Yeah the footing makes me mad BUT there is nothing I can do about it but try and take precautions and do as much as I can to tend to his legs.

      I'll check those boots out, thanks!!!

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  3. He is too handsome! Do you think the fly boots make a big difference?

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    1. Thanks! I think they do- he seems to not mind them and he would be the first one to tear them off if they were in his way etc

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  4. Footing...ahh...dont get me started. Glad Henry is on his game!!! Whoo hoo! I am dying for a pair of ice vibes!!!

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    1. Girl you and me both about the footing!

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  5. Glad to hear that yourself and Henry are doing so well - loving all the photo updates.
    He is such a handsome fellow! :)

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  6. Until you get a boot, try getting a diaper, soaking it and freezing it, then attaching it to the leg. Sounds silly, but it works better than a LOT of boots and it stays on. ;) I've had to do it before. Works like a charm.
    Www.Sittinginthesaddle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank for the idea :) I actually use a gel ice pack and a Dover sport boot... im improvising :)

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  7. Haha. I've tried telling Dandy that but he seems to think his full time job is eating grass.

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    1. bahahahaha Henry feels the same way!!!

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  8. Cute picture. Glad Henry has been good! Sucks about the hooting though.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I like this road we are on right now!

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  9. I wish Limerick would hear that little chat you and Henry had... he always pretends like his life is sooo hard and has protested work quite "loudly" in the past couple of weeks. I'm glad things are going well for you and Henry!

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    1. Hahaha Henry seems to love his job :)

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  10. LOVE the photos. yay for a good ride.

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    1. Right!! Good rides are the BEST!

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