2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Feeling good

I am SO happy with how my horse has been feeling after all his recent physically demanding rides. From xc schooling last Saturday with a lesson that Monday then our jumper show over the weekend. He has come out feeling great each and every day!! A blessing for sure. Not that I would expect him to come out off but after that weird couple weeks last fall I have been making sure to keep an eye on him. After all our harder workout he has been wearing his BOT hock boots. I am hoping to start a program where he wears them all night a couple days a week now. Once I find some time im going to sit down and make a daily schedule as to what we are going to do each day up until Inavale. Even though he is in decent condition (for a drafty pony that is!) at Inavale he will have to do both dressage and xc on that same day. With Tolo I didnt worry one bit about it. We basically did our normally riding routine and he could have gone 4 more times around BN and not broke a sweat. Mystic however will be ready to hang his bridle after dressage let alone a full xc course after that. I think we could totally go do a BN xc course today but I do think that he would be tired after it. Although I know he will be tired after it no matter what, my goal is to have him best prepared so I dont feel like I am pushing him too hard. I want it to be a nice stress free show for him.

We have played dressage pony for the last two days. I have to baby sit tomorrow night so he will have tomorrow off then on Friday I think we will just hack around in our jump tack before going on our hill walk on Saturday. I might even add in a couple trot sets if the ground is looking/feeling okay.
Looking thrilled all dressed up in his pink, purple, and red!  We are trend setters, thats for sure ;)

2 comments:

  1. Yah! I'm glad he is doing well too. I think it's all about moderation. Not pushing too hard but still doing the things that you want to do. I think making a riding plan is a great idea. And just so you know...once I'm cleared I'm totally game for pony riding if you need a day off. :)

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  2. He'll be tired, but you're not rushing him into anything and you're doing a proper job of conditioning him - so should be fine :)

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