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 . . .