Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter & April Fool's Day! Chrome Ride 152


I couldn't pass up the chance to ride today since it was the first time in sixty years that Easter and April Fool's Day landed on the same day (I do still have a goal to ride on every holiday hehe).  This is supposed to happen again in eleven years if I remember right, but why wait that long? 

Sorry I only got one picture, it was starting to rain so I just snapped a quick one and got on with my ride.  I rode bareback, only for fifteen minutes.  I wanted to see if he felt sore from the ride yesterday.  He started out a bit stiff, but worked out of it quickly (we only walked with two very short trots).  I worked on some backing up and I could hear and feel him dragging his right hind leg back instead of picking it up.  That makes sense because that's the side his stifle is weaker on.  I'll get back into his stifle exercises during the week when I feed since it only take a few minutes in hand to get him strengthened back up for riding.

He felt really good and was happy to mess around in the yard again. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and April Fool's Day!!!!!

4 comments:

  1. Wow every 11 years, I guess that does make it quite the occasion.

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    1. It actually had only happened four times since the year 1900. I think it's a little unusual that it's happening again in eleven years. That's so soon compared to how far apart it had been.

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  2. If only you were closer, we could ride together!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

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    1. I wish we could!!! That would be so awesome!

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