Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Forced Break

Ahh Ben - king of all things dorky. On Thursday night last week I decided to let him out in the indoor to walk around, since he had been kept in his stall all day due to frozen, lumpy paddocks.  He walked around, trotted around, sniffed the dirt. All was fine and well until he, during his mosey-ing about, used his right hind to step on his right front shoe and off it came. The look on his face was priceless - very Steve Urkel "Did I do that?" Yes Ben, you did do that.

So with a front shoe missing, Ben had 1 light riding day in the soft arena, but had the rest of the time off. Rather than ride, I've been playing with him on the ground in the form of free longeing, but also just hanging out with him - something I admittedly don't do enough of. It has been fun to bond with him in this way.

 Here he is, playing with some of his favorite toys...

His shoe is scheduled to be tacked on on Wednesday, at which point, normal life will resume.

1 comment:

  1. He is such a cutie. Dickie likes to play with the mounting block too. I am giving him mounting block lessons and sometimes he decided he wants to try and stand on it with me. It never goes well for him.