August 31, 2013


The truck's batteries went flat because I haven't been driving it, so today Jamie came and grabbed them so we can charge them at home. Step one towards getting back on the road!

Neo wasn't in a great mood today so he didn't get ridden and Cody was fussy / unhappy... Think she is due to see the dentist! At least it was superb weather, and only a month now till daylight saving time starts- yay!

August 27, 2013

August 25, 2013

So it's not Light

Rode Neo today, in the heat of the day with bright sunlight streaming through the arena. He was great. Not perfect by standards of other horses, but perfect by Neo standards. Calm, happy. I guess this means I can rule out photosensitivity as a cause of his issues. Annoying as I really thought I was onto something with that one.
Rode Cody yesterday in her happymouth (I've been using her swimming bridle, which has a level 1 myler on it.. not for any reason, just because I'm lazy and didn't want to clean her show bridle). Lots of difference! Tanky horse was very tanky and not very listeny! 

August 21, 2013

Just the Grass

Still full of beans today was our Miss CodyPants, but lots softer and more supple and no disuniting or anything like that. So it must have just been a naughty day rather than pain. I'll keep an eye on it though, as I always do... but today she was certainly feeling better than she has in ages - I got actual BEND out of her on the circles.

August 19, 2013

Cody sore?

Lots of disuniting today and pinging around like an absolute dickhead - even some bucking. Spring grass growth? Or is the pain in her hock coming back?

August 06, 2013

Better in the Dark?

Was quite late out at the horses today - not really sure why. But after riding Cody I got on Neo and it was actually sort of dark. Anyway, rode him and he was the best he has been in ages. I wonder if it was BECAUSE it was dark? Like if it's not his eyesight (eyes tested twice by 2 different vets) perhaps it is sort of a sensitivity to the light which is part of what is making him mental? Will try a few things over the next couple of weeks to see if we can test this theory.