Another Milestone Day First off, this is the first time Amelia got on Cool without lunging him first. It didn’t seem to affect the way he went at all. Cool cantered under saddle for the first time since he got hurt also! He did a great job. You would never have guessed he hadn’t done … Continue reading Project Cool- January 10, 2020
I Think You Will Be Presently Surprised Dec 27, 2019 Lookin’ Good Right?!?! We continue to be impressed with how well Cool is coming along! He is getting better and better by the ride and still doesn’t show any type of soreness at all related to the injury he is rehabbing from. January 6, 2020 … Continue reading Project Cool- Photo Update!
Plan For The Ride On day 7, Cool and Amelia trotted for the first time under saddle. It went really well. The plan was to do a quick lunge and then continuing to work with the trotting. We added some ground poles to step over as well. Little Spooky Start Oddly enough, for some reason … Continue reading Project Cool – Day 8
Is He Ready For Trot Under Saddle? I contemplated this for a while actually. I just had to pause and think about it for a moment. To make sure that I wasn’t just super excited at how good he has been. It wouldn’t do any good to do too much too soon. After thinking about … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 7- Trotted Under Saddle!
Why Was It A Big Day? After lunging him briefly at a nice easy walk and trot both ways. We decided it was time for Amelia to throw a leg over him and go for an easy walk around. Concerns We had concerns about how it would affect is rehabbing hip to add weight on … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 6 – It Was A Big Day Today
Wintery Conditions Day 5 was yesterday. It was cold and windy yesterday. Even our older lesson horses were a little on edge with the cold wind blowing. We expected that Cool might be a little more high strung than usual today. Video 1- Started Off Lazy In the first video, you will see that Cool … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 5!
Not Consecutive Days Due to the weather, we did not work with Cool 4 days in a row. Most likely we wouldn’t have anyway. Since he is rehabbing, I think it is important to give him recovery days to avoid him getting muscle sore. Not to mention, I’d prefer to keep his attitude about work … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 4
Tacking Up Cool stood well on the cross ties yesterday. We put the saddle on him without any signs of him being girthy. Or that tightening the saddle on his back was causing him any pain. Well Behaved On The Lunge Line At Walk And Trot He was super well behaved on the lunge line. … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 3
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 … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 2 Videos
Sunday-Wednesday So, the first day we worked with Cool was on Sunday. Due to two days of rain, today (Wednesday) was the next opportunity we had. Different Handler On Sunday, it was Christina that was working Cool. Today, it was Amelia, my working student. A Lot Different Cool was a lot different today than he … Continue reading Project “Cool” Day 2