This week, we've continued to work on Bend at the Walk & Bending Transitions; she wants to be incredibly soft laterally. We also continued to work on Vertical Flexion at the Standstill; she's struggled with this a bit initially, but by the end of the week, she's figured it out much better. I also introduced Draw to a Stop & Backing, which have gone well. We also ventured down the lane & gravel road for the first time this week. She did so well at all gaits. The dogs running around, cattle, culverts, & road signs had no affect on her like they can with some horses during those first few outings.
Great news! Her fly sheet fits nearly perfect! The pony size neck is much more appropriate for her current size. The heat & inflammation that I noticed last Friday was gone by Monday. I believe it much have been a reaction to an insect bite, whatever it might have been.
We got a good 2.5" Thursday afternoon through Friday morning so the we'll spend next week, continuing to work on our exercises up on the place & also continuing to hit the gravel roads & venture into the pastures as we prepare for the trip out to Fort Robinson at the end of the month (July 27-30).
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.
I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.