I have decided on a regime to get both Joy and I more fit. For me I am going to either run or do Pilates everyday, even if I don't wanna, I'm hoping to have less soreness issues if I keep working the muscles. Joy is going to have a week that looks like
Lunging session 2x
Trail ride x 2
dressage/ring work x 2
Of course that doesn't mean I won't do my usual warm up trail ride thing or do a little ground work on the dressage days, this is just a goal for staying focused on what she needs to get fit. I am loving the idea of working on lunging and in hand work, makes so much sense to work on balance from the ground, especially since I primarily ride by myself and that way I can really see everything.
In other news Baby Horse had her first bath yesterday, I hoped it would help her shed better, it started off as a fiasco but we ended on a good note and I feel confident I can get her more excepting of baths in the future. I ended up tying her to the big wooden pole in the yard and she jumped around a lot, I kept calm and was slow and deliberate in my movement and watched her reactions. By the end though I could spray both sides without her moving (once she figured out I would give her a treat if she stood nicely, greedy girl) so that was a win. After I turned her out in the field afterwards she seemed highly offended she was wet and ran around like mad. Very funny!
|Joy was more interested in grass then silly antics.|