- Obie went on his first couple trailrides, once by himself and once with a buddy. Obie marched around like a champion who's been doing this every weekend. He also had a great lesson with his owner on Sat. am. Next up: conditioning gallops on the farm!
- Cole taught a few beginner lessons, and we decided he should be a poodle for halloween.
|The vision for Cole's halloween costume.|
- Tao went jumping, and did a riding lesson with his owner.
- Highboy had a couple field trips to the neighbor's arena and had another ride
- Major developed a sudden lameness, which was caused by a hoof abscess. The bacteria snuck into his hoof during last week's mud and wet, and then proceeded to have a party. Enough pressure built up inside and caused his his foot to really hurt, so the vet came out and removed his shoe, then pared out the tract where the bacteria had entered, allowing it to drain. Major immediately felt better and you could see the relief in his eyes. We'll reapply his shoe this next week, so he is still good to go for our clinic in Nebraska in November with Jane Savoie, an internationally renowned olympic dressage coach.
- Fergie went on a ride around the neighborhood and she is now sprinkler -proof. She mastered the skill by walking on the road past the farm; she now marches under the irrigation system when it's turned on.