I had taken Benny on a trail ride on Monday and he'd been more lookey than normal. We did some trotting out their for the first time and he felt uneven behind. I do think he's a bit weak behind so I wasn't sure if that's what I was feeling or if the gravel was hard on him. I decided that the next time I took him out I'd try using Roz's hoof boots on his hind feet.
I woke up today with a note on facebook from a fellow border to see if anyone wanted to go on a trail ride. I outfitted Benny in all 4 hoof boots and his new dressage saddle, and off we went. He was so good! We did most of the ride on the buckle. He felt better in the spots where we trotted and I was happy to feel that. He still felt different to me when I changed posting diagonals and that's something I don't feel in the arena. I do think the hind boots helped and I think that the funky feeling is probably a mix of the gravel and his conditioning. I'm so thankful to have found this good boy. He's a doll!
Later in the day I pulled Emi out for some grooming and a chance to wash her legs/socks. After cleaning her up I had to take a few photos. She's currently 19 months old.
Rozzy Ridge also got his legs and tail washed. He's just wallows in the mud! I cleaned him up this morning (minus his legs and tail) but by the time I got home he had already rolled again. It's a full time job even attempting to keep him clean!
Yes, he's really that cute. How can you be mad about the mud when he looks at you like that? And just in case you are wondering...yes, he did roll immediately when I put him back.