Wednesday, January 9, 2019
What's Up Wednesday
So Thursday, I boarded the plane to come back to reality.
I scheduled Eros to have a training ride on Thursday, but requested he flat only since he'd had the week off. I knew I would land with enough time to ride, but I also wanted to spend some time with the boys at home and needed to get the short kids. I figured it would be easier to have him ridden that day, and it would appease the BO by our paying for a ride. Win-win. One would think.
Fishy. But I can't absolutely prove he jumped, so I dunno. Maybe she's telling the truth? Either way, my horse is unsound. I am NOT happy. She said in person that they did just flat but she really made him work. Which made me question why? He had a week off! Just sit on him and let him move around. Ugh. Anyway, I've been on him everyday, mostly tack walking with a tiny bit of trot to see if there's improvement. There hasn't been, so I'll have to touch base with the vet I guess. So frustrating. I really wish people would do what's best for the horses and not what's best for their wallets and egos. Hopefully he's just sore and this passes quickly. But I can't pretend I'm not ridiculously frustrated. Eros and I were really clicking and things were going so well. And now, I'm back to walking horses. Every day. So much walking. How many equine must one have access to in order to ride with any regularity? The answer is not 3. I don't think it's 4 either. Maybe it's 5?
In other less cranky news, the old men are doing great. They've both put on some weight (I think... it might just be hair) and are looking good. They're also shedding like crazy.
Saturday it rained pretty much the entire day, but Sunday was nice (other than some crazy wind) and even fairly warm in the 40's. I decided to throw Rio on a lunge line to see how he's looking.
That's about all that's really going on here. Walking everyone, lots of grooming, and also a fair amount of pug snuggling.