Date of Ride: February 7, 2014
Length of Ride: Well... about 2 minutes!
Location of Ride: Arena
Notes on Ride: My "ride" barely counted today but I am pretty over the moon. I put the bareback pad on and was trying to wait out the sprinklers (they were still dripping and drizzling). Apollo is not a water man at all.... I saw that ending badly.
They were still dripping a little when I hopped on. And here is what I'm so happy about - he stood like an absolute ROCK. He didn't move a muscle. I was so proud! He can be impatient at the mounting block (totally my fault for not spending more time on it). Some of the sprinklers started dripping more and I decided to hugely praise him and hop off!
He seemed a little sluggish today. I think maybe he was a little too warm in his coat or maybe a little stiff. I will see how he feels tomorrow and go from there. I had planned a massage with Kathy around the 17th but maybe he needs a tune-up a little sooner.
I had a pretty emotionally frazzling roller coaster of a day. I was proud of myself for getting out there and sitting on him. I hope he enjoys a bit of a "night off" and is feeling 100% tomorrow.
Notes for Next time: I need to find out when my next farrier appt is. I've noticed Apollo has a few cracks and I wonder if there's something I can do to help that.
Sadly I have no cute horsey photos to share today :(