We Have Continued to Work With Him As winter has slowly seemed to be making its way out of Maryland, we have been keeping up with working Cool as best as we can. We went through a very wet period where the footing was terrible. So there were a lot of days of easy walk-trot … Continue reading Project Cool Update ( I Know It’s Been A While)
A Little Info On Cool Cool is one of our horses who has had a hard go of it the past year or so. He had an incident in the field that led to stall rest and a long recovery. It is hard to Xray the hip/ pelvic area in a horse. From his symptoms … Continue reading Photo Critique- Christina & Cool
Haven’t Heard Any Updates On Cool… I realized that I have not posted about Cool in a little bit. Figured it was time to give an update. Unfortunately, Cool has been laid up for the last week or so. Lame In The Front Well, first thing’s first! I will admit, I was just happy that … Continue reading Project Cool- Update
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