Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chrome's Monthly Progress Report (almost a week late!)

Sorry the picture isn't great.  We chose the wrong time of day to get a picture (see the sun glaring off the road behind us where we normally take our pictures?) and I got the angles off (haunches further away from the camera than the rest of his body).  Also the reason he's all splotchy is because I just put fly spray on him (and did a poor job obviously lol).  :D  Hopefully next month we will have some cuter pictures.  Also sorry this is late..... been crazy around here lol.

Date: 7-24-12 (sorry a few days late....)
Age: 3 Years 2 Month
Height: 15.2hh (he's still a smidge under, but we're just going to say 15.2hh)
Height Gain: None.
Weight: I got his measurements off somehow (I know he hasn't shrunk lengthwise so I know they were off), so we're going to go with his usual measurements of 70 for his heart girth and his length measurement of 72, so according to the Equine Weight Calculator he weighs 1069lbs.
Weight Gain: None.

Progress: Erm..... it got hot.... like over 100F every single day (except for maybe two days when we finally got rain), so yeah we haven't done anything.  He's had a total of ten rides and I decided to give him a break there.  I figured I hide in the air conditioning all day while he has to stand in the heat so how is it fair for me to ride him.  Besides he still feels too small for me.  I'm just going to let him grow until we get some cooler weather.  I'll probably put a few more rides on him in the fall and then start real training when he's four (when we hopefully can solve our lack of a saddle problem).  Other than that we've just done the usual feeding, grooming, feeding treats, etc.  I did sit on him one day while he ate his supper lol.

 Goals: I'm going to continue with my idea of giving him a break during this insanely hot and humid weather.  I would like to do some clicker training, but that will depend on my schedule and if I keep getting these dang sinus headaches.  We shall see.  Nothing is set in stone.  :D

Now for our yearly pictures:

Crappy photo I know.  I wish I'd thought to do the photos on the road from the beginning lol.
 Oops that's the only one I got today.  Hope you don't mind seeing it twice lol!

1 comment:

  1. He's looking good! If he follows his Friesian side, he will develop until he is about 7. I'm amazed at how different Baron looks every time I see an old photo of him. ...and giving him plenty of time to grow is the best thing for him.

    P.S. - our horses have the summer off too. You will be amazed at how much he will retain and how he has put "2 + 2" together during this break!



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