Guys, I have my poneh back!
You know, the one with the brain in his head!
The Ulcergard is working! I was afraid to say it out loud in case I ruined the magic.
I swear I saw a difference after Day 1.
I can't explain it, but he was suddenly there again, the way he used to be. My boy.
There has been no more repeat episodes of kicking out under saddle.
He seems less anxious in general. The other day he was almost sleeping in the cross-ties as I tacked him up.
Tuesday night, I rode after work in the indoor with a friend that I don't usually get to ride with. Her schedule is opposite mine, so she normally rides during the day.
In the past, she has done the A/O Jumpers at Lake Placid, so she is, y'know, GOOD.
Well, she got on Boca Tuesday after our ride.
And, HOT DAMN -- she made the little red horse look fancy!
You could have peeled my jaw off the arena floor.
And where was my cell phone, you may ask??
BACK AT THE BARN. I could have cried.
Anyways, she introduced these novel concepts to me called FORWARD and STRAIGHT.
I guess these are things? Things to try for when riding?
I for one had certainly forgotten all about them.
I am bemoaning my lack of media for this blog. How do you all manage it?
I can't horse and camera. I just can't even.
No seriously, how do you all do it? Do you have to bribe people? Threaten them?
Do I just have no friends? How does this work???
Oh, and in other news, my friend suggested a breastplate may be in order for Boca's saddle. She let me borrow her elastic jumper breastplate, which I promptly fell in love with.
And so, after some feverish e-baying, this little beauty is winging its way over to me from England.
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