Beauty has been worked all week,her mare-ish attitude is better managed now. She definitely needs consistent work. As a mare when in heat it seems right to keep boys away from hernmore fences stay up that way! We've lunged her only as the trainer feels if we can get to come round and relaxe her back muscles without weight at first it wll help her more later. I am thinking strongly of long lining her to help with this,we're currently indiscussions about it.
Her back muscles are as long and straight as if she were still on the track,and it is amazing to see them as she works on the lunge. She is dealing with the bit of bounce from side reins & lunge line itself rather well now,and is starting to give in. Mare is a terrible flirt,as we lunged the boys were working around us and when ever she went by them se pu on her pretty balanced trot or canter,it was very chuckle worthy I assure you! Her muscles were very tight all over her body when she arrived,we have switched her off the feed with molasses in it to rice bran and added alfalfa cubes both along with the work seems to hve hlped a bit and she's relaxing in her body. I'm massaging her neck bulge about 6" behind her ears. Trainer calls it the area all Tb's get where their "neck breaks" not really broken just the phrase she uses. I'll research a bit more,but am massaging it as I work with her it helps her to drop her head down.
After her workout I gave her a wash down with some sun warmed liniment put on an irish scrim and let her have hay & mints. She was definitely a good girl. I think she is starting to know me!
Seeing the tail end of winter
2 weeks ago