All I can say is “wow”

As I watched JK working Apollo under saddle today, I thought: “All I can say is wow.” She was doing lateral work with him, and it looked fluid and lovely and effortless, and when she dismounted she was very pleased with him. Throughout the ride, he was...

Summer

I get up a little after 5 and walk down the lane to bring Apollo to the pasture. He is waiting for me at the fence. It takes him two or three times at most to get used to and anticipate a new routine. At least one that involves eating. The field across the lane has...

A Horse of a Different Color

Apollo is turning into a flea-bitten grey. Lots and lots of new freckles. This one is my favorite. Jillian turned me on to a grooming block, and I have been using it almost exclusively since she did. Apollo loves it. I have been doing shoulder delineations with it,...

Summer changes

For the past couple of days I have been going out around 4:30 am to let Apollo into the pasture with the others, because I read on the Safer Grass web site that the sugars in the grass are at their highest in the early evening after a sunny but not too hot day. The...

Mercy

Maybe the best lesson yet today. Before the lesson, I was feeling under-motivated and weary, and Apollo was cranky, so I figured he is uncomfortable in some way or has something in mind he wants me to do. He did not want the shedding blade. Yesterday he loved it....