Saturday, November 26, 2011
Lazy days ...
Today was a good day:) Tiki man hung out all week long since it was Thanksgiving week and I've been going nuts making all kinds of preparations. This morning, my alarm went off at 6 am, so I went ahead and hooked up the trailer and took the muffin man to Patchwork. He is a hairy beast, let me tell ya!! Can't WAIT to clip him! After Christmas, after Christmas...
He was weirdly in his stall when I got there. I guess Joyce was worried about rain or something. I didn't mind; made it easy to throw him on the trailer! I've recently been trailering him naked-legged. I always go back and forth as to whether I want to wrap or not wrap. What do YOU do? Do you wrap? Why? If you use standing wraps, do you do all 4 legs? Do you use bell boots?
Began the morning with a trail ride. He hadn't done the full trail at PW in about a year, and it was on the buckle the entire time. I took 2 other kidlets, and I enjoyed riding my boy. We had one sticky minute going down a steep wash out area to a creek crossing, but I convinced him it was ok to go first.
After the successful trail ride, I taught 2 of my IEA team kids on him. He was very good; I have NO complaints. The girls rode him very well, and I enjoyed watching him. Took him back home, hosed off his nasty self and sponged him with some apple cider vinegar.
Not sure what the week holds. I will for sure ride him before our IEA show on Sunday; probably in the dressage saddle. Haven't done that in awhile. I'll be glad when I get some more FREE TIME!:)