To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Occupational hazard

Rick's work is slow, slow, slow right now, so he's taking advantage of it by practicing his advanced lameness diagnostic techniques. Oliver has been the ultrasound guinea pig:That's what happens when you're the vet's horse!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February update

Apparently February didn't get the memo - you know, the one that stated my order for dry Mondays and Thursdays so I can work my horse twice a week and oh yeah, add a third dry day each week of this month because I want to up my conditioning schedule.

I'm trying to be thankful that January cooperated perfectly and grab schooling/conditioning opportunities when I can this month. Rick's mom and rain were here at the beginning of the month. I finally got in a long-lining session last Friday, then rode Russell in the arena Monday and long-lined him again yesterday. This morning, days of rain moved in and my sister and her husband are arriving on Friday. Such is life; I will persevere in finding time for Russell and me when I can. He's starting to shed; spring is coming!