I had plans to try Renegade Vipers on Blaze on the 6 mile horse camp loop this a.m., while simultaneously babysitting fellow blogger Mel on her 4 yr old project. This morning I got Blaze all tidied up to go but when picking out his hooves I noticed that he had an abrasion and bit of a soft spot on his left hind heel bulb. Since he goes bare in the hinds and there is no way to protect that spot I decided to have him sit this one out, since there is no point turning a nothing into a something. We rode on very rocky trails at Whiskeytown this past Saturday and that spot no doubt came about from that. This is my ultimate legitimization for having multiple solid riding horses put into action, as I was able to let Blaze have his day and pull Scrappy out to babysit instead.
Scrappy has a new Hi-Tie, and thought M maybe had Scrappy food in her boot bucket, too
Spring trails ❤
Scrappy was comically determined to keep himself out of Tig’s bubble today, after being cannon-balled into by a mare on our long ride Sunday. He has shown himself to be a horse that absolutely remembers things from one ride to another. Never let the sleepy geldings fool ya, they are clever self preservationists under it all! I certainly don’t mind being along for “old lady” ride, as M likes to say!
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I'm so happy to hear that you also jump around your horses in such a way that they question your sanity! Mine are not the only tormented souls – I'm certain they'll be comforted by this lol.