1. Throatlatches: how tight do you do them? I was always taught to
have 4 finger widths loose. If I do that, I can take Axel's bridle
off, no problem.
2. One of the 4 mares Jen had foal this Spring has a light founder in
the front. Jen says it's a result of the foaling not the grass. The
mare is well taped and padded on the front and moves off easy, just
clunks on the padding when she steps under.
3. The foal of another mare is seeming to improve a bit. They were
out in the field to get the foal to move around and maybe nurse more.
She's had an infection of unknown origin and wasn't nursing or
pooping. She's been sick since the weekend. Poor thing.
As I said to Jen, it's never easy, when it comes to foaling time (or
horses in general)!
4. Axel doesn't like his grazing muzzle and is a good Houdini with
it. Hey, if there's food, don't get between him and the food! LOL!
He's back to Mr FattyLumpkins, although he's actually fitter. But he
is just too easy a keeper. So he's being pulled off the grass sooner
than his cohorts. I left him in his stall when I left today. He was
"You're kidding, right? There's no food here!" and called to his
5. My ride was a lesson with Jen on Axel. It concentrated very much
on me being truly balanced and weighted evenly in both stirrups. Axel
was pretty good for me and he was going well. I started to even up
and it was a good ride, even according to Jen. She said I was really
beginning to look good once I sorted out "Weight that leg!".
I am so feeling so much better about my riding than I was even a year
6. When I went out to get Axel, they were all in the furthest pasture
(good walk, good for cardio!) and it gave me a look at how buzzed down
the grass was on the front sections. Man, can horses ever be
excellent buzz saws! Made me wish I could have some natural buzzsaws
on my lawn....
Corinne & Cranky Crazy Canuck Crew...
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