Saturday, May 30, 2009

Riding woes

Now that school is out I have had more time to ride him, and he has been somewhat of an asshole. Really figety, jumpy, and not listening to my leg at all. I hate using my hands on him because he has a chunk out of his tongue from a previous rider, but when he doesnt listen to my leg except for when I ask him to go faster, I have no choice. Yesterday's ride went a little better, I introduced the dressage whip which made him raise his head a little bit (he likes to hold it like a WP horse sometimes) and that was a little better, but still. Stupid prick needs to listen to my leg. We'll work through it I'm sure, but right now its frustrating as all hell.

Here are pics from riding on Thursday. My position needs work, but Howie looks muscly and nice!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Better, no? Fatty is off hay at the moment. The grass is super good and since I cant restrict his access to that, I'm restricting his access to all other foods. He doesnt seem to mind at all. He is starting to get nicer muscling around his shoulder as you can see from the pics and his butt is less flabby. Progress. Yay!!He likes to give Corbet a hard time. Corbet is losing poundage too, its great. In fact, all the horses are currently on Howie's diet and are lookin goooooood. His feet look better now, for a while he had a flare but that has gone away almost entirely, my farrier went to town on his tootties the other day and its made quite the difference.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Teh thpunky man

Howie is all spunk now. Like holy cow. He looks fabulous too!!

He has a new favorite snack, old cattail heads. He noms them constantly, i hope they arent fattening. The cutest thing is when he blows the fuzz around afterwards. He is like a little kid.