Glory be Inigo moved forward straight as an arrow! It happened. I work up feeling sick as a dog...good and feverish. After getting through mommy duties I feed horses, and colapsed. I feel right outside the arena to take a nap while they ate. I really wasn't feeling great. I decided I had to work horses. The weather was perfect and warm, the kids were in school.
I got Inigo out, groomed, saddled, picked all four feet with ease. I led him down and led him over jumps did some yeilding and though oh who cares get on and do your turns. I did and low and behold foot by foot we were moving slow kinda forward. I pulled his head straight and with tons of pets he relaxed. I asked for forward he thought and walked forward a sticky 6 straight steps. I managed about ten more steps. Then 7 more. Baby steps. I was so excited I really heard the trupets go off. I yelled for Jenn.."Can you see this?" And forward straight relaxed we walked forward a whole lap. I was so excited I got off tied him up and let him rest a few minutes, he was excited as I was to walk again. We walked several laps. Me smiling and I really think he was too.
I was so happy he got to go out in the round pen...Stacie you know I had to call you right away!Later in the day The farrier came and was able to trim all four feet with ease. He had one quick panic attack when the farrier (Dave Theims touched his tummy), but settled and recovered well, Dave did too.
Fezzik was all work and awsome from the start! Able to use the whole arena..Walk, trot, and canter. Fantastic. We did more gound poles at a walk and trot to work on balance and awareness of his feet. I was still on a high with Inigo's sucess, so relaxed and happy. Fezzik jogs like a dream, and lopes just as nice...smooth. He is doing well riding up to indoor after riding too. We did our first Figure 8's with simple changes, two in he was anticipating. For a lazy horse he is full of try. (reminds me of Weston) All heart. Inigo has talent, Fezzik has heart. He really sweat well, so I tried some molassis slow roll backs. Fun. Then I thought he might like a rise off as it was hot and he was sweaty. He has not been found of water...however a few minutes in he was standing well in it...every hot day he will get rinsed to let him learn to enjoy it...Fezzik also got all four feet trimmed today by Dave. He was a good boy, except mauling the stand....Dave left me a stand to practice with...yippy!
Fun fun day...whew.