Friday, September 21, 2012
Abbey doesn't like to ride out on her own much, so I lead her round the road and ride back down a lane that runs alongside the field. we've been out riding once or twice a week with other people who go out regularly, and Abbey is fine to do this as she likes the company.... once she was even brave enough to lead the way past a combine but then tucked in behind again as the other horses came past.... she would make a great trekking pony, always at the back.
there is no school to ride in, if its dry enough (and empty) its ok to ride in a paddock but its been too wet mostly and sometimes full of fatties on a diet.
weight is coming off them now its colder, and wet. Abbey has quite a bit of weight to loose so I will not rug her until I can feel ribs.... its not very often you can feel ribs. as we have no stable she will winter out, probably rugged up, and there will be hay out in the field for them all, as long as she doesn't stand and stuff her face constantly that should be ok.