Since I've been on vacation, it stands to reason that Lilly has also been on vacation. She's been loving life at her new barn and enjoying an awful lot of downtime. I think it's been good for her and I'm seeing a calm about her that I find adorable. Usually when I arrive at the barn, she's sound asleep in her stall. All the horses are napping in front of their fans and I call to her as I'm making my way through the indoor arena. I see her pop her head up, she whinnies, and then she manages to get her head over her door (it's a little too tall for her) to greet me when I get there. She always seems really happy to see me and I love that.
|The face of a happy, content pony.|
I trimmed her hooves on Monday as well, and she seemed a bit tender today when I walked her through the arena. Nothing has changed in her diet, so I think I might have trimmed her a bit shorter than I should have. Now that things are back to normal, though, I can go back to touching up her hooves once a week and not have to do a full trim all in one day. Since being gone on vacation for a week and a half, her seedy toe has made a roaring comeback, so I'm back to working on that as well.
For the most part, though, things are going great. We went for our first ride in the indoor today and she did amazing. I rode her in the Renegades, but she's really out of shape, so I didn't make her work too hard. She broke a sweat, but that's not hard to do around here this time of year.
|Keeping an eye on the cows behind her instead of posing for me!|