Toby is getting (actually) fat and he's happy! He's a blast to ride! Sound, happy, lots of dapples and he seems to be blossoming in his new home. I've been able to cut his feed in 1/2 and he's getting more hay and the hay comes in small portions throughout the day. He's actually on the verge of becoming FAT! For as long as I've had Toby I've never had this problem. I'm really thrilled! Not only is he uber healthy, he's sound and fun to ride! I've been nursing him and Ollie for so long!
Ollie is sound, almost at a perfect weight and happy! Even his poops keep looking better and better each day! They are almost (but not quite) perfect poops! His coat is super soft and he's starting to challenge Toby in his hierarchy. All signs of one healthy horse!
So today he was put back into training!! He started out like he knew nothing and about 15 minutes into it his light bulb turned on and he put himself on the bit and was truly lovely!
He wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination but based on how he began his work and how he ended - he was perfect in my eyes...
I love how he moves and the way he points his toes. He's just a joy to watch (do I sound a bit besotted?)...
Then Toby and I had a great lesson! He started out slow, lazy and dull but he came to life once I got on his case and was light on his feet (for the most part except for a couple of trips), stretchy and on the bit. So much fun to ride! We even did some good leg yields at the end of our lesson. He was really good and on the aids for me.
I'm just thrilled that my last lesson before my wedding day was such a good one.
I'm so happy. Happy, happy, happy! To have my two boys fat, sound and happy (and the best of all working) means more to me than anything!! I couldn't ask for my horses to be in a better place than this when I approach one of the most meaningful days of my life.