Twister was pretty good about me doing his feet. I only had to get after him once. It was cool in the shedrow and not buggy. So being an ass wasn't justified. I have a LOT of work to do on those feet still but this is a start and at least they will fit in his boots now. I bought a new rasp at the same time I bought the sparkle whip so it was also fun and easy to do his feet yet at the same time so much freaking hard work. I haven't done that much work since I was 4 or 5 months pregnant. I was exhausted the rest of the day.
On Saturday I rode. Plan was to work on Twister being soft and moving off my leg and not dragging me around. I also wanted to go through the trot poles a few times and work on his topline as I worked on my core. We went through the poles SO NICE the third time through that I decided I'd reward Twister with a canter. As he broke into the canter I realized I have something else that seriously has to be worked on before we can move out of walk-trot mode..... my pelvic floor. I'll be doing Kegals all day everyday for the rest of the year probably. Any mom will relate.
|from now on I'll only be wearing dark colors for pics.....
Even after the very brief canter I decided to be brave and do a few rounds without stirrups. We did a western jog, not a real working trot. So it was sort of cheating. But still hard work.
Once Mom leaves I'm hoping to get in at least one ride a week. For both my sanity and Twister's. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a momma. And my priorities have changed quite a bit. But a momma still needs "me-time". Not to mention it's good exercise.