I have been worried that I might have overdone it by working Chrome five days in a row.. not for any legitimate reason, just because I've never done it before with him and I'm a world class worrier. It's a full time job, I worry 24/7. Chrome proved to me today that he is not overworked in any way lol.
When I left for work this morning Chrome was standing at the gate, nickering at me. He thought I was coming outside to play with him some more. Sadly I had to go to work. I had just gotten off work and went to a local restaurant to eat with my husband because I needed to kill an hour before I had to go back to work for an employee meeting. After ordering, but before the food arrived, I got a phone call from my mom telling me that the horses were out. I panicked because there was a bucket of oats out for the deer, not to mention plenty of poisonous plants, things to be broken or stepped on, things to get tangled up in, etc. The yard is not horse proof at all.
I drove home (driving WAY too fast, luckily I didn't run into a cop). When I got there he was grazing and hadn't found the oats, thank goodness!!! I'm so glad he was too engrossed in the grass to notice it. So I grabbed my grooming bucket out of the car and ran to the pasture, shaking it the whole way. They followed me into the pasture, but as soon as Chrome got close enough to realize it was my grooming bucket and not the feed bucket (he's way too smart) he turned and bolted back to the yard. I locked Rocky up and went to get Chrome. He's lucky he stood still while I put the halter on him, because if he'd run from me he would have been in BIG trouble. I put him back up. No harm done, thank goodness! So yeah, the little turd is not overworked lol.
My shoulder hurting kept me awake most of the night and caused a crick in my neck, then at work my other shoulder started hurting from compensating... so I'm falling apart lol. I'll see if I feel like riding tomorrow, but I might not. I didn't take him for a walk either because I figured he had enough exercise. When my mom first saw them out in the yard they were walking out in the woods in the deep mud so that was a hard workout for his stifles. Rocky has mud almost to his hocks! Ugh! I'm glad neither of them are lame from that. I'm telling you... horses... they are here to stress me out! I love them though. :)