Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Coco day 10, Seven day 6

No update yesterday since it was a rest day for the horses. Mondays and Thursdays they just have to hang out waiting for us to show up and torture them...but it never comes.

I was looking forward to talking about how awesome our new poles worked out, but unfortunately the paint wasn't completely dry yet this morning. Should be good to go tomorrow, though! If they're not, I'm taking them out there anyway. It's not like the horses won't trash the paint the first time we use them, right?

We didn't do any turnout today since the big arena seemed to have a steady stream of people coming and going. Just as well, because we lorded over the round pen for about an hour. First, Seven got to hang out at the patience pole while Mike worked with Coco.

I think her new diet is starting to make a difference. We've got a long way to go and she needs tons of ass muscle, but I think I'm already starting to see a little bit. Anyway, she's shiny and her dapples are starting to show so I must be doing something right.

Coco is starting to look really good. He worked for the usual amount of time first to the right, then to the left, then since he had some energy left (which he was using to be an ass) he worked to the right again. We try to push him a little every day and he seems to be responding really well to our routine. I was pretty proud of him today...Seven was tied right beside the round pen and he didn't act like (too much of) an idiot with her there. Way to focus, Dingus.

Oh, he also got a lesson on avoiding poles and how when you try to do that crazy men with whips chase you around. Scary.

Runnin' like the wind, lol. The out of shape wind.

Seven got her workout bumped up a touch. Not only did we trot 8 laps in each direction (roughly) she also got introduced to poles in the round pen. Double whammy. She rapped one pole pretty hard right off the bat, realized that it's unpleasant and I don't think she knocked another the rest of the time she was in there. Worked up a bit of a sweat today and was breathing harder than normal, but it was very light and she recovered quickly.

Yeah, she was super cute doing it, too. Isn't the little lightning bolt on her nose to die for? The answer is always yes.

Bonus Dingus:


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