Couldn’t Get Them Uploaded Yesterday
For some reason last night YouTube was being stubborn, so I was not able to post these videos inside of the Day 2 post. I think it is important that anyone following this see the Day 2 videos. He behaved so much differently on Day 2 than he did on Day 1. Day 2 he was a lot tenser and had a lot more attitude. Day 1 was sort of more hyper curiosity
Today Will Be Day 3
It is pretty cold outside today. Not sure how the ground will be. It may be too hard for lunging. Today he is getting his saddle on. If the ground is suitable we will lunge him. If not we will just do basic groundwork with his saddle on.
Cool is a perfectly broke horse, putting the saddle on him is only a big deal for two reasons. The first, it’s been so long since he had it on. Secondly, with having healed from a fractured hip, I want to be really aware of if tightening the girth changes the way he moves or causes him any discomfort.
The last thing we want to have happen as we bring him back to work is for him to have pain anywhere. He already has enough of a punk attitude about going back to work, we don’t need an extra edge because he is hurting!
I also am trying to make sure I think through our plan with him each week, so that we don’t overdo it and make him muscle sore.
Stay Tuned For Day 3! So Far So Good!