I am managing to have a lesson once a week so this is very good for me. If the rain would stop on the other days I might actually ride more often. UGH. And if life would slow down. Due to it being a 40 minute drive (sometimes depending on traffic) to the barn I have to choose when I am going to have time to ride. I can’t just drive out to pat him and give him treats anymore.
Remus seems to be happy there and they seem to be happy with him. My one or two issues there are normal boarding barn things. AKA my lead rope has run’d off several times (the900facebookpony trademark saying!). Thank you Amanda I will never unthink that from now on. So I have to go find that. Also they are not as vigilant about sheets and blankets as I would like. I think they want Remus to lose weight by shivering at times. It ain’t working! The barn is FRIGID (concrete with open windows and the aisle doors have never been shut since I started coming there). I myself would have a sheet or blanket on him more mostly cause he is SUCH a pig and loves to wallow in mud. But small things. I also would like them to feed him a bit more hay in his stall for dinner (but he has a round bale all day so I think it all equals out). It hasn’t been that cold really, in fact all my liners and heavier blankets are still clean or new in garage. But it has been damp. Ick.
We had a lesson yesterday and I had a slight headache (which has now morphed into a MF**king headache from hell today) but we had a nice lesson. It got warm fast (This winter is insane with the flip flop temps 60s one day 30s another) so Remus nor I were very motivated. We are still having GREAT trot and canter work and I am moving Remus over to the rail with my legs and he is responding so well he is actually a fun horse to ride now. No pissiness with me using my legs on him even into the canter. However, our jumping was not great but he is doing so much better, now I am the one messing up now. UGH. Working on it.
The vet came and drew his coggins for me while I was riding (hilarious, Remus impressed them mightily). So now I will be able to haul out and trail ride some which I want to do very much!! I do think this barn is never letting me bring him home so I may need to think of something to do with the barn at home….hahahaha
The one good thing is my tack has never looked better. The bridle gets cleaned everytime someone rides him and I have been really good about cleaning my saddle after riding. I need to oil it though. But otherwise it helps having a real tack room to clean tack in after riding!! Also see the vacuum?? They use it on Remus. It cracked me up cause he hated it at Emily’s in PA but he is like hohum now. I havent used it yet. Because they clean him up so well when use him for lessons, he is never too dirty (unless there is mud) when I go to ride!!
Is it the weekend yet? Not sure why this week feels so damn long??? Anyone else struggling? Or just me…(Oh and more rain the next 3-4 days, yippee? Not)…ugh