Ilene, Tenawa’s owner came over to work with her horse and me. When I got to the barn Tenawa was favoring his left front foot. I check and could not find any reasons for it. He was ok when I left him the day before, but who knows what happened. Check him and could not find any reason, other than he was just sore from the work the day before. A lot like you and I having some muscle soreness after working out. Especially if it’s been awhile sense we did any physical exercise. Tenawa is a big boy so that did not surprise me.
So what was I going to do? Ilene was coming, hoping to get to ride her boy, but that wasn’t going to happen. Here is what we did. She visited with Tenawa for a bit and then I had her ride Car, my horse. It worked out really good cause Car could show her what we were looking for in her horse. The day ended well. Ilene got to ride a well broke horse and now knows what she wants in her horse. So it all ended well.
Ilene is going to come and get Tenawa tomorrow and take him home. She wants to get him to a vet to make sure there are no real issues. I will give you a progress report on him when we find out.
Buddy did pretty good yesterday. He is working on flexing and waiting for me to tell him what to do. His circles are getting better and better and I hope to ride him for a longer period today. He moves really smoothly. So will keep working with him to get him soft thru his body and flexing into the turns.
One of my students, Andrea, will be here tomorrow afternoon to work with me and her mustang. Looking forward to seeing them both. Hope to have pictures.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.