Sunday, 6 October 2013

2nd - 7th October. Zizzle arrives and puffy legs.

Finally back on board and schooling really well.
Physio usually says to hack him in straight lines for a while, but my time is limited due to getting home so late from work now and it getting dark quicker!
But I schooled him yesterday, did some simple lateral movements like counter bend and a little bit of quarter in, and he was perfect! So loose and supple and wasn't phased by the pressure. Then went for a little potter around the fields on the farm which was very vert chilled! Struggled to keep him going in fact.
He has also been clipped (although it seems to have warned up). Just did a trace for now, then will whip it all off when it's cold enough to put a heavier rug with a neck on him.
Only down side atm is that he's on rather good grass and it seems to be making his legs swell up. Which isn't so cool :( so bandaging him up at night, which I'm not sure is doing the job. I think it's the grass....although I have bought him some cider vinegar for his joints and it's making him gobble his food up! Usually isn't bothered by his feed at all!
His new friend kristal (zizzle for short) has arrived. So they are currently getting to know each other. She's conveniently just come into season so she's all over him like a rash :) but automatically he seems more relaxed for having a bit of company. Still being strict with exercise and having to leave each far so good!

Meeting Zizzle for the first time!


  Ignore the large snake on the floor. I think its my beck strap?

Nakey turnout together for the first time :) 

Hair cut time! 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

25th September - 2nd October. Settling in.

So hopefully things are going to improve a little, he had the physio out on Monday...was rather sore which would explain his funny turn a few week backs. Glad I haven't been riding him.
So all treated and ready to rumble, although my tack had gone mouldy so that needs a clean! Rode him briefly this evening with quite a few others in the school, I felt like I wad sat on a time bomb ready to explode. Few leaps in the air and he cracked on with the job eventually. Little terd. Love him all the same!
He's starting to settle into his new home better. Moved paddocks and has gone into his winter routine which seems to be suiting him better.
Some good news, Lisa, my other half, is getting a pony on loan. Lovely little 14hh chestnut mare who's done lots of hacking and had potential to improve in the school, quite a little mover! So Adam will now have something to hold his hoof through life. He needs confidence building with hacking again. I have no idea where I'm going down here, and the fords are not our strong point. Then the other bonus is, he will have someone to go out with and someone to come in with. Although it's getting darker and darker during our walk to the field, so some head torches need to be purchased I feel!
So fingers crossed for little zizzle to settle in and have some fun.

Our new school!

Pink nostrils!