Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tackwalking! So excited to be doing something so boring.

Paddy got cleared for tackwalking!

He's not 100% sound at the trot (8 m circle, hard ground), but given how much trotting and cantering he's been doing on his own, the vet reassessed him and said he's looking good enough to start getting a bit of exercise.

We went off on a one-mile walk the other night, and man, was it ever good to be up on him again. I'm grateful to be able to ride Taran and Brego, of course, but there's nothing like a Paddy.

Because who doesn't ride their horse who has been off for a month in a halter and lead down the street at dusk? With no stirrups either, because I was too lazy to put them on my saddle. I did wear a helmet though - what do you think I am, crazy?

24 comments:

  1. lol glad you and your crazy horse are okay :)

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  2. Yay for baby steps back into something resembling tack ;-)

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    1. Yeah it was sort of tack-like. There was a saddle!

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  3. Yay! There's nothing like the feel of your own horse!

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  4. Yay! so glad he's doing better!!

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  5. Last time Val was out of commission, I missed riding him so much I didn't even feel like riding other horses. I totally get it. Haha.

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    1. Yeah, I definitely prefer him over all others. However, staying out of the tack is worse.

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  6. YAY! Back to magical Paddy land!

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    1. Not sure how "magical" it really is...

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  7. Good to hear that you are back in Paddy's saddle! If he is cantering and trotting on his own, he is definitely feeling better! Good!

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    1. Yes, clearly he's not listening to the vet about how he's supposed to walk only. Argh.

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  8. Those are the cutest ears in the world!

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  9. Those ears! :Squee!: So glad he is progressing.

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