Friday, June 12, 2015

Some days you've just gotta run!

I love freshly mowed hay fields
Charlie was having one of those days where he couldn't stand still and would rather jig than walk. I don't know what got him so worked up, but the other horses were looky too so it must have been something.

I'm a big fan of making a horse's feet move more if they refuse to stand still or listen so, since serpentines weren't quite cutting it, I used the big newly cut hay field to my advantage. Twice end-to-end at a working trot and once at a canter (a fast, happy, bucking canter at some points) was enough to get the ants out of his pants. Charlie was quite happy to walk around calmly after that, and when we got back to the barn he got a cool liniment bath. All in all, it was a nice change of pace (haha pun intended). What's more fun than a wide open field?


  1. I had that same ride the past two evenings - much needed break!

  2. Man, I'm jealous! I can't wait until my hay field gets mowed and I can use it to run on. :)

  3. I can't wait for the day we get out there with Brantley and Charlie head-to-head.

  4. That field looks so amazing. It makes me want to run too!