Friday, December 16, 2011

Less Pudgy?

I hurried to the barn today to try and beat the rain. The clouds threatened the whole time I was there, but we never got rained on. The weather was fantastic otherwise... 68 degrees!

I wanted to do some round pen work but it became clear pretty quickly that I needed to wash my pony's hind end. The supplements don't appear to be working and neither is the hay net. I just don't know what else to do other than continue to scrub and slather on Desitin.

After she was clean, we headed out to the round pen. She was a bit full of herself, so it took a while to convince her that this was serious business and not play time. She always does much better when we're working to the left and there were some really nice moments going in that direction. I'm always amazed at how closely she pays attention to my body, and when I'm not giving her my full attention, she does what she wants to do. I gave up trying to take pictures because as soon as I raise my camera, she comes in from the rail... booger!

I love her color in the winter!
After our workout, I took a couple pictures to compare with pictures I have of her before she went on her "diet". The weight tape I've been using seems worthless, so I figured the pictures might tell a better story.

October 19, 2011
December 16, 2011
October 19, 2011
December 16, 2011
Since I haven't been exercising her much this month, the majority of the weight loss (if any) would have come from calorie cutting... no more alfalfa pellets and no more Ultium mixed with breakfast supplements.

I think she looks pretty good! :) (but I'm biased...)

3 comments:

  1. I see a small change in the weight, more calorie then fitness level, which you already suggested would be the case. I think shes lookin good! And 68 degrees?? Thats just not fair!!

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  2. Thanks, Milo... I think she's looking good too. And hopefully once we start working again in January, we can turn some of that pudge into muscle! :)

    And thanks, Mare. I deleted it in case anyone else saw.

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  3. The problem with spotted horses is that the spot pattern makes them look plumper even if they're not.

    Maybe if I squint? ;)

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