That said, here are some hoof pictures. :)
I went to the barn today with the intention of riding Lilly. I was going to use her boots and ride her around bareback in the round pen. I planned on mostly walking, but thought I might throw in a little bit of trotting if her feet felt good. I really just wanted to get her out and spend some time with her. My plan changed from riding her in the round pen to riding her up and down the driveway without her boots. The driveway is concrete and since walking her around on different surfaces is good for her during the transition, I thought we would benefit more from the harder surface. In the end, though, I decided just to take her for a walk so I could keep a better eye on her feet. I also felt guilty about adding extra weight to her already "heavy" frame. (She's not fat!) :)
The driveway is nice because it goes uphill a bit, and I could tell it was more difficult for her coming back down. She seemed to do really well for the most part except when we had to turn around or if she happened to step on a rock.
During our walk we encountered many scary monsters. Farm equipment, boats, piles of dirt, a doggy pool... she was terrified of all of them. She tried to be brave and never spooked, but they all got the evil eye and a good snort, just to make sure they didn't snort back. True to form, though, she didn't care at all about the other pile of dirt that was covered by a giant, blue tarp that was flapping wildly in the breeze. Nope, that's not scary, but watch out for the doggy pool!!
After I got her used to the doggy pool during the first lap, she insisted on stopping by the second time around. She didn't know the doggy pool was filled with water... water is fun!! She splashed and drank and played... she was definitely having a good time.
I thought it would make a super cute video, so I took her back into the barn to get my iPhone. When we went back out to the doggy pool, she was over it.
Typical... Anyway, here's where we took our walk.
As soon as she noticed me, she quickly hopped out, but not before I could take a picture of her being a bad dog! Wait until I show her mom!
|She is SO busted!|