Our weather has been pretty crap this
Which means that horses who aren't getting ridden have way too much energy stored up.
|Phantom's head loses its shape in the winter due to the amount of winter hair she grows.|
That was Monday's plan. When I arrived at the barn the arena was empty. Perfect! She could run loose.
Except that when I took her into the arena someone was in there. Boo. So lunging it was!
|Chin hairs happen to all women as they get older. Trust me.|
Phantom has zero desire to gallop circles around me. She is much more of a scoot, maybe throw the front legs around a bit or do her sad attempt at a buck (a weird hind leg towards her ear move), then bounce to a stop and stare at me with her head straight up. Then I have to stop laughing and try to get her back out on the circle, at which point she gets to the same point on the circle and does it again.
|Her clip is already growing back. You can kind of see it on her shoulder here.|
So we did a few minutes on the lunge, which got less enthusiastic pretty quickly. The other person left the arena before I was done, so I got a chance to let Phantom get in a couple of good loose gallops before walking her off.
|It's so fluffy!|