Today was the first nice weather day we've had in a while - although it was still chilly and windy. Pie and I took two hand walks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon - he was very good for both, including when all the horses in the pastures came stampeding up and then stampeded away. I also rode him for about 15 minutes in the arena at the walk. He was fairly up, and decided to spook and throw a small buck when a group of children came running by. Tomorrow he'll get to go out in the morning for a bit in the (almost dry lot) Drift paddock, and I'll increase his time every day. I've also started bringing my horses - Dawn and Drift - in early, at about 2 p.m. to avoid the highest sugars in our very lush, profuse grass - they've both looking over-stuffed in the evenings.
I worked on my "prescriptions" from the clinic with both Drift and Dawn. Dawn and I had a nice ride, despite her being in raging (lean on the fence and try to knock it down) heat. We worked a lot at the trot, focussing on consistency of softening and shortening and lengthening at the trot. Drift and I also did a lot of trot work, and although he offered to canter a couple of times, he was able to come back and continue trotting, and by the end of our session his trot was pretty nice.
It was a very good day with horses.