Newt had a great start to the week before the rain & chilly temps rolled in! On Tuesday, he had his first saddle. It was quite anti-climactic. The video is taken immediately after saddling, stepping back, & asking him to move off. While he's relaxed greatly in the past couple of weeks, I thought there was a chance that he might show a bit of a reaction to the initial sensation of the saddle. I may as well have been reading him a bedtime story for how worried he was about it. His only little reaction was to the twine on the saddle tickling his flank. I love the releases he had upon stopping. On Wednesday, Newt had his Knotty Equine Equinitry session. Jen noted that he mainly had some urinary stuff going on & recommended he go through a round of UniPrim. On a warmer day, I'll work on cleaning his sheath & check for a bean when I get the opportunity. Because of the urinary stuff, his pelvis was tipped forward a bit & he's compensating in the front end a bit. She also noted that he had a worm aneurysm, but that should dissipate now that he's gone through a Powerpac. She thought he might be dealing with some bots & recommended he be treated with something that will tackle them in a couple of weeks, so I'll do that as well. The weather threw a wrench in our plans for Thursday & today, so we'll take conformation photos on Monday when the weather is more favorable. Dentals also got moved to next Wednesday. Overall, I'm quite pleased with Newt. We'll continue with some groundwork next week & shoot to knock out his first ride next weekend when I have my round pen helper available.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Sunday.
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.