Monday, April 16, 2012

Proud of Dawn - Loose Horse!

Pie got the day off today - he had his 4-way vaccine this morning (E/W encephalitis, tetanus and West Nile).  Dawn got a ride, and was a star.  She's still recovering from her EPM episode, but is doing well - we worked today on getting some softness/relaxation/stretching down at the walk and trot.  It was a very windy day, and chilly to boot - the big arena doors were banging and the whole building was creaking and groaning.  She did very well, and really showed her mettle at one point when a boarder's horse got away from him at the mounting block and went galloping and bucking around the ring.  Dawn was excited, but I kept turning her to face the out-of-control horse until he stopped and was caught.  She didn't do the slightest thing bad - no bolts, bucks or upsets - she kept listening to me throughout and we went right back to work afterwards.  We did get some glimpses of softness today - the first since her EPM diagnosis.  And a milestone today - 60 rides on the three horses 2012 to date. A very good Dawn mare indeed . . .

9 comments:

  1. Ain't it grand when something happens, and YOU have the good horse? Score!

    Bill

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  2. It is not easy to keep control of a horse if she really wants to take off running with another one! Good for Dawn. That must have felt really good. What a good bunch of brumbies you have!

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  3. Nice! And I like the tallying idea. You're doing great to get that many rides in already!

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  4. What a sensible mare. Good for Dawn. Glad you had a soft relaxing ride with her.

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  5. I'm so glad you had a good ride and that Dawn was so sensible. Hooray! A good ride makes me have a great day!

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  6. Glad she is still improving , and what a good girl!

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  7. Good for Dawn and good for you. I am impressed with your ride count. I am far off that one. I need to get myself into some kind of routine.

    I wonder what Dawn was thinking as that horse raced about? She certainly kept her head on straight. What a good girl.

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  8. That is a lot of rides to date. Good for you.

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  9. Yeah for Dawn! Sounds like she has recovered well from the EPM. 60 rides is great! Hope you can keep increasing that number all year! :-)

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