My god, I've been a shitty blogger... my last post was May 10th?
And I'm sure that after my last post everyone thought maybe I sent Scout to the Amish. Not to worry though, he's still eating $$$ like it's his job.
The truth is, we've had a couple months of bad luck. After my last post, we took Scout to Plantation for a schooling, which he really stepped up like a big boy and took in the terrain and sights and sounds like a champ.
|View from the top of the hill (not for the faint of heart)|
|I guess he likes getting to the base!|
|Enthusiastic horse is enthusiastic|
|And he even conquered the water without a single issue:)|
Not long after this I decided to move him (yes, again) to a great facility with an indoor that had a few spots open up. For an additional $25 than what I was already paying, having access to three rings and an indoor seemed like a no brainer.
|Day one at the new barn, looking fly|
|I think he's growing again and I can't even...|
|View of the outdoor -- there are so many cool jumps!|
And since we've moved, he's had a touch of cellulitis (the day before I went out of town for 4 days) and then had a bout of choking the day I returned from a 10 day vacation! The cellulitis doesn't even get me worked up anymore, we just treat it and it resolves very quickly. The choking was alarming because he's never had any issues like that before, but we're going to do an endoscopy to see if he's ever had a tie-back. He doesn't roar or anything, but he does make a little noise when he tense under saddle, so if he did have an old tie back I'd just like to know for the future.
Since the last time I posted, I've had some medical issues including herniating a disk in my back. To further add insult to injury, the entire brake system in my truck failed and needed to be replaced (that happened the day before I left for vacation) -- but we're back on the road again.
In some better news, we have started taking lessons with an eventer nearby and Scout's been going very well under her guidance. She rides him for the first 15 mins of our lessons (to save my back some pain) and LOVES him. He's been jumping out of his skin and looking quite fancy on the flat.
|His canter is getting SO cool under saddle. Now if only I could actually sit it!|
|That hind step<3|
|Trot isn't too shabby either|
|He can get heavier in the eggbutt french link, but it also makes me ride more correctly|