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
The Rehab Story Of “Lil P” AKA Cool Cool is a 14-year-old TB gelding. You can see his pedigree below, and that he had 32 racing starts. His job in life up until about a year ago was a pleasure horse and a lesson horse. My more experienced students loved riding him. Just about a … Continue reading The “Cool” Project-Day 1