So yesterday was another flat day. Charlie was good as usual. I spent some time stirrup-less which was painful. It's kind of like the "gift" that keeps on giving because I'm sore today and I'm sure it will be worse tomorrow. The no-stirrup work really highlighted how weak my right side is. I typically drop the inside stirrup (it's harder for some reason) and going to the left was ok but going to the right was nearly impossible. So I now know why Charlie falls in going to the right...
Today was flatting again and SuperDad was kind enough to come video. It was a bit depressing to watch but a good motivator. Charlie looks pretty good but would look better if my leg were stronger. I can really see how much more he has to give if I can push him up through his back. As Janna always says, Charlie will do pleasant all day long, it's up to me to make him brilliant.
The farm owners are logging and Charlie thought it would be a good idea to go investigate - not kidding. He was literally on the buckle and turned away from home to go pick through the fallen tress. Silly pony!
Enjoying some alfalfa. I'm playing with his diet once again and want to see if he can handle a hay with a higher alfalfa content. I bought a bale of alfalfa and am giving him a flake/day to see how he does before I commit to buying a 900 lb bale that is a 50/50 mix.
So this is kind of gross but have you ever seen a horse with ear wax? Well, Charlie has some and he's not a fan of me coming near his ears with scissors...
This is going to be my workout buddy except she much prefers this to working out. She's going to help me get "legged-up" but once I start running she'll have to stay behind. After running for about 1/2 mile, she poops out and will literally lie down in the middle of the road.
Won't be able to ride tomorrow between class and my clinical orientation (in the ER!!! Yay!), I don't think I'll have time. Lesson on Friday which should be fun.