Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Crush Monday on Tuesday

So handsome!
Oh how I miss riding!

Got Henry last night, gave a quick groom, picked out feet and booted him up. I decided to put a bridle on him and take the line with me so that I had a little more control since it was SO windy.

Worked him both ways on the line and then let him go use the whole round pen. He was 98% good, only a few "spooks/jumps".



Went back up to the barn and trotted him in hand for my trainer- she said he looks great.

Now to figure out how to keep him fit till I can get back on. Oh how I wish I could afford to put him back in training blah!

Also, Henry has become a lean mean bell boot eating machine. Like seriously he rips them off with his teeth and laughs at me. Anyone have any advice for how to make him keep them on? I know that he is board so hopefully being back in work will help that out.

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  1. I'd suggest half leasing but I don't think there is anyone in the barn to lease to (because if there was a right rider that would save you money AND keep him in work and isn't that just perfect but alas..)

    Lots of lunging with side reins?

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    1. Yeah ideally there would be someone that my picky self would like to ride my horse but that isn't an option- otherwise I think Lou would be leased.

      It will all work out :)

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  2. Henry is a hunka chunka booteefull man. For sure.

    And I dunno about how to keep his shoes on...what tactics do humans use with toddlers who do the same thing? lol

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    1. Lol what if I coat them in ductape?

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  3. He really is a very handsome horse. Have you tried Bitter Yuck spray?

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    1. Ah thanks! Nope I haven't tried anything but talking to him haha!!

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  4. No advice on the booties but Henry sure is a handsome boy!

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  5. Have you considered letting him have the time off?

    As for the bell boots have you tried rubbing stuff on them? I assume he chews them?

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    1. Yeah he uses his teeth and rips them off- punk!

      I really don't want him to have the next 19 weeks off. We don't have the ability to turn them out for hours on end and I can't leave him in a stall for that long :(

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  6. I'm behind in the time frame, how long until you could possibly be back in the saddle? Also, I agree with the spray or putting something on the boots. Alex liked to rip the velcro ones, but thankfully leaves the pull ons alone.

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    1. Well I will be 26 weeks tomorrow and I can get back on about 6 weeks after the baby comes (c-section) but I doubt I will wait that long to get on, just won't be able to do any real riding for a while till I am all healed :)

      I think I am going to have to do the velcro and take them on/off every time- was trying to avoid that with pull ons!

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    1. Yep thats about my only option right now ha!

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