Lots of pictures and an evening ride

I rode Dexter last night after about 3 weeks of no riding. It wasn’t intentional, that’s just how it worked out.

My horses are still pretty fuzzy and it was 80° yesterday, so Dexter, the still mostly black horse, was looking pretty miserable yesterday. He was covered in dried sweat last night. So he didn’t get an extremely thorough grooming before his ride, but I did try out the SleekEz blade I got from Riding Warehouse yesterday. Dex and Sassy both seem to like it and it works well.

I lunged Dexter for less than 10 minutes and hopped on. We had a few communication issues, but overall he was listening well. He was being pretty slow and adjustable. He was really using his butt cantering, which made it more of a struggle to sit than normal. To clarify, I wasn’t asking for anything differently, he just came out that’d way and went off that way when asked to
canter.

I didn’t ride long, but he was very good. One of those rides where I got off feeling like my horse is feeling pretty dang broke. Good boy, Dex.

Now a few pictures:

Post-ride selfie

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Between the ears

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Butt shot to show his shiny, clean tail

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Walking

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Sassy’s braids, to include the fattest forelock I’ve ever French braided

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Sassy’s clean tail

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And Dexter standing in his typically awkward fashion with his freshly trimmed mane visible

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That’s all for Monday.

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2 thoughts on “Lots of pictures and an evening ride”

    1. Luckily they are happy with their no frills living situation. The pictures are a bit deceiving since they’re still in the process of shedding their winter coats. I’m hoping they shed out and look even shinier. 🙂

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