Saturday was the annual Horseman's Forum at Purdue University. This year's topics were great and I learned so much. Much better than last years. There were discussions about forage quality, trailer and hitch safety, care considerations for older horses, and vaccinations relevant to our area. I learned so much and the speakers answered questions I didn't even know I had.
|Western saddle, english bridle, snaffle bit and cotton reins. This says something about me, I'm just not sure what yet.|
We also had a beautiful weekend and the weather was warm. Sunday morning I rode Max in western. He has such a nice little western pleasure trot when he feels like doing it. We ended up working a lot on consistency. He would go nice, then speed up, especially when we were facing the barn. He was also tripping quite a bit, but I think it's because his feet are getting long. Due to the weather, the farrier hasn't been able to make it out for a while. We still did a lot of trotting to start getting back into shape.
I do think he's starting to get the idea of moving those back legs over under saddle. He didn't quite make it while I was riding, but came very close. We did it well from the ground though.
Work is crazy this week. But if it's not too cold and I can get home before dark, I might be able to get some ground work in this week. That would put be back on track with my goals.