Saturday, March 5, 2016

It has been so long since I've updated

Poor Mac's blog - it gets put on the back burner because I've been writing on the pony's blog.

Things are good here. I've had an injury that I'm still working on getting over. I thought I was almost back to normal, but I did a couple things that made me in pain again. The good news, though, is that I know I can get close to being pain-free again, so I just need to not do the things I've figured out cause me pain. It took me a little while to figure out what they were because I was in a constant state of pain, but once I was almost pain-free, it became clear what I ought not to do.

I've been getting back to trail riding now that the weather is improving and it isn't either too cold and/or there's no snow on the ground. Mac is so much happier as a trail horse than schooling dressage. So that's what we'll mostly do.

The other morning Mac and I went for a trail ride before work and I discovered a new loop that is just about an hour so the timing is perfect for a morning ride. I focused on two things - small lateral flexions to soften him in the bridle, and then keeping him straight between my hands and legs. We had a lovely ride.

And here's a picture of him with his girlfriend.

We're working on getting our plans in place for seeding the pasture. We had a soil sample done and so we've got someone who is going to look at putting together a good fertilizer mix for what we need. Water will be on earlier this year and it will be here before we know it!