I've been MIA.
Now for Pony-News:
Maybe 2 weeks ago, I went for my first ride on Moon since his leg injury. He was still a little head-bobbing at a trot, so after a couple of laps of a friends outdoor ring, we called it a day.
Yesterday after haying was the first time in awhile I was able to visit him again. Yes, visit. His cut leg was improved but still thicker than normal and a little warm to touch.
I wanted to see how he moved out, since it's been awhile and we all know the healing process overall can take awhile. So I grabbed my clip-on roper reins, snapped them to his bridle in the paddock and vaulted onto his back.
He trotted off nicely, maybe a little stiff through the neck and oppositionary. Then I asked for canter.
Well, in the good news, his transition was timely.
In bad news...he seems to have taken a bit to putting his head down and bucking lightly after a few canter steps.
Not sure if this is because of all the time off, or a different problem. Seems only when he's bareback thus far...
Thankfully, even bareback, I stick to the bugger like glue.
We did more canter transitions (with more attempts to get his head down), more trotting, and then I brought him in for a much needed grooming and his supper.
It was short, sweet and I really do miss him. I'm set for a trail ride with a friend on Friday (soooo excited!), and then will give the gymkhana a try on Saturday. Might keep it to a walk-trot, or just show up and watch. We'll play it by ear.
In other news, I'm crazy busy, seem too short on time and am really excited that I should have TONS of pony time this Fall/Winter. : ) So I suppose all the busy-ness will be worth it in the end. : ) Just 48 hours until I ride again!