Jetta has been an unhappy camper lately. Being in heat (it's officially spring now...) and having Queenie favored over her has made her really grumpy and while I have been riding her at least every other day and lunging her when I don't ride, she is still mad at me. Yesterday I came out to find her left hind was all puffy. Usually not too much of a concern with her - she stocks up periodically or gets swollen when she's being dumb and kicking the stall, which is what I guess she's been doing lately.
But when I went to lunge her she was slightly off to the right. Odd. So I put her standing wraps on her and put her back in the stall for the night. She stood there with her ears pinned the whole time I was grooming and tacking up Queenie, lol. Poor unfavored child.
|All wrapped out|
Queenie has been the main one receiving all the attention lately. She's been so good! We still haven't made it out on the trails because I'd really rather not go by myself, but I'm completely lacking anyone to ride with... My friend AR came out to ride her yesterday and after a brief "Don't leave me" and not moving forward, she was very well behaved for her which made me happy.
|Queenie & AR|
Today I pulled out the tarp and she didn't bat an eye at it! Our next goal is learning how to open a gate from in the saddle. She's always just out of reach of the latch so we need to work some more on our side passing skills.