Friday, May 2, 2008

I so needed this!

Pony Man Lester was perfect last night :-D I rode him for the first time since Sunday. It's been a *trying* week to say the least. I went to the barn each night, but did nothin' but hug him. I lunged him Monday and Tuesday, but it was pretty short and unimpressive. Last night I lunged him first in side reins to warm him up a bit and then hopped on. He didn't want to flex much at first, but by the end of the ride he was flexing quite nice and out of my hands, whether it was dressage worthy, I don't care, it felt great. I did feel like he was stiff *off* some in his right front, but I also felt him *reaching* more, a bit like testing the waters.
Gigi has gone to a new home in TN with her very own sister, Miami Picture. It's a good match, she'll be loved. I need to get an update too see how things are going, but I have been out of touch with reality all week.

Matt and I will continue to foster, my heart isn't in it to *accept* another grey at this time, which makes us good candidates to foster right now.

5 comments:

greytblackdog said...

I'm so happy Les is doing better. I've been doing Parelli with Clyde for two solid months while he gets his baby brain around how to use his breaks again. But he has now learned how to lunge without a lunge line. Totally at liberty! He's having a lot of fun. And so am I.

I know you'll find an awesome foster pup. There's plenty to choose from. The right one will pick you. But you know that.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

So GiGi was placed with her sister. Well, I'm glad you didn't feel compelled to keep her. It didn't sound like she was really what you or Matt wanted and it sounds like you are wanting to foster for awhile. I'm sure Bill will be glad to hear from you.

Jen

IHateToast said...

if i lost one of mine, i don't think i'd adopt a second. i would want to foster again. i love watching the change. when you're ready...

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

gbd- Fun is what it's all about! Lungeing is really good for getting a good "whoa or ho" on them, it's nice when they listen to voice like that.

Jen- Gigi would jump in the lake everytime she was allowed on that side of the fence! Her new people really love her.

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

ihatetoast- right now it's just easier to not have to fall in love with another grey and you're right to watch them change is awesome!