Saturday marked the first day of Mystics 7 year old year. Ummmm.... where did time go?! It feels like yesterday that we were driving back from Bend in the rain/snow bringing him home. 7 just feels so old and official! I liked it better when I could still call him my young horse.
I am happy to report that we are starting his 7 year old year with what I would argue is his best weight ever! I think the combination of the grazing muzzle (sorry Pony), taking him off grain and switching to just Platinum, and consistent work is working really good for him. Since everyone needs a 'cheat' day he got to spend the afternoon of him birthday muzzle free, and loved it! Normally he is like a pygmy goat and ballons up immediately but he didn't. It will be interesting to see if that Gypsy judges like him better this year with his new and improved body :)
|Birthday Love <3|
Im not sure if I have mentioned it, but a little 2 year old girl is going to do her first show on Mystic at the state fair in a couple weeks. Obviously because she is so little she will just be doing the leadline class but we wanted to practice before hand to make sure she was comfortable on Mystic and that her saddle would work. It was seriously adorable.
|We got some with his ears up but she wasnt smiling at camera. Kids and ponies!|
As you can tell, she had a blast! We had to keep telling her to hold onto the horn because she kept letting go! Alanna was also riding and this little girl kept wanting to play follow the leader and would try to tell Mystic to trot. We finished our pony ride and went back to the barn so she could brush him, which was equally adorable.
|Hugging him and telling him "I love you too boy"|
Pony then got his hair did and let loose muzzle free. Not a bad birthday! Here is to MANY, MANY more together :)