Hiyyaaaa everyone, missing you all soooooo much and your ponies definitely are aswell .
I think when I try to attach pictures on to a post it deletes my post so I will try and post them separately.
They are all really hairy and all there hair is coming out in handfuls , cant wait to see there summer coats.
We have been working in getting your horses fit so when you guys come back , you can hit the ground running and enjoy this lovely weather we are having with your horse.
All horses are really chilled and enjoying there routines and exercise.
Heidi : we have been working on helping her become more supple and relaxed when being worked. So we have been practicing flexion , turning her neck left and right to soften her neck , circling to find a rhythm to help her relax , pole work fo help her striding and wee walks out to stretch her legs . Her voice commands are amazing, well done to you you've trained her well !
Tommy : has been a wee bit stiff recently so we have put him on a supplement to help . Tommy goes a wee walk every second day to stretch his legs and eat some tasty plants . We try to stick to the tarmac for him to self trim his feet lol but on the way home we go down the gallops and if he want a wee trot we go for a wee trot . He had rubbed the inside if his back legs raw so I had been cleaning g and treating them and they are healing up nicely so we can treat his legs for mites etc. But he sure missing your cuddles robyn !
Drum : we been working lots of different things to try and keep him interested. And he is doing so well !
We have working on , getting drum fitter , long and low neck to work his back , correct flexion, tracking up , circling , pole work , riding out by himself, upwards and downwards transitions by intention and voice command only which he is finding really fun . He is definitely growing in confidence as I found he sometimes act confident but isn't, you'll know what i mean iona . But he is loving his work and is so funny when it comes to pole work for instance we could have trotting poles set up and if he misses a stride between the pole or knocks he stomps his feet and shakes his head , no joke haha then sets himself up to do it correctly the next time ! He is so clever!!! You have done a fantastic job with him iona hes a well tuned horse and cannot wait to see the to of you guys working together when your back ! Ps. Drum constantly tell me your not my mum your not the boss of me haha .
Sugar : is looking amazing! And loving going out a walk every second day and having a wee trot down the gallops and picking all the different tasty plants . She has also been working on her fitness with Margaret, with doing some wee circles and sugar is definitely feeling good with the gymnastics she was showing us haha.
Bailey : I've been working on fitness and being really particular . He is loving his work and gets really jealous when I catch another pony to the point he will come galloping over and take the halter out my hand and not let me catch the other horse and it doesn't matter if I work him before or after haha . Also been working on bailey confidence and last night he managed to go out and hours ride by himself passing various scary things up close lol .... like big nosey tractors eating up all the grass , bailey just looked at the tractor driver and said I could of ate that grass for you lol .
So I am really enjoying getting to work with your horses and I've learned loads from them , cause when it comes to horses you never stop learning . I think my main thing that's been brought back to my attention this week is allowing the horse to stop and think and prosses what's around them ur what you've asked them to do . I think us humans (me too) get so caught up in completing the job or task in hand that we forget to stop and think and take the time to process , whither this is with or without the horse. So remember take your time!
I'm definitely feeling fitter cause your guys ponies are making me exercise lol . But it's only fair that we are fit for our horses and much as we want them to be fit for us! So keep up your exercise at home !
Is there anything we can post for you or make up activity packs ,that we can help with your boredom .through the lock down we dont want you guys to be feeling left out cause you are unable to come at to the yard the now , let us know what tmyou want and we can see what we can do ! But everyone whis not done a poster for asking people to admire the horses from a far get it done ! It's for your horses benefit!!!
Get those bunnies counted on the Facebook page !
I am unable to do facetime with your horses this weekend as I've ran out of data but I will take videos and send them to you and you can always have a facetime time with my ugly mug over the weekend it you want lol .
Will try and post the pictures after this post if not I will send them to you individually.
I am missing you all sooooo much , I miss hearing how your week has been and what you have all got up to . remember I am always here to talk to , love you all!