Mental Health Day

WHEEEEEEE
Yesterday I decided to give Dino a little Pony Playtime in the round pen.

He really, really enjoyed it.

He enjoyed it so much that I just stood in the middle not holding a whip while he galloped around like a maniac:


Notice the skillful hind end-only lead changes. Mental note: stifles need more work. I knew you could go forward, you little stinker!

Despite the seeming disregard for proper body position, Dino did have some nice moments during his little gallop-fest:

Butt Muscles! 

Extreme Stretch

After he was done running to the left, we switched directions and Dino got his Fancy Trot on:


Um, HELLO HOCK ACTION.

And there IS a topline hiding under that winter fuzz:



Y u no do this under saddle?

Plz to have stretchy trot in dressage test?
Once Dino decided he was all done, I collected him and we went for a little stroll around the pen to cool down:


We don't need no stinkin' lead rope!

Comments

  1. Love that trot! I always think the same thing when I see my boy running around and being fancy. Why can't you do that under saddle? Lol!

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  2. He's really enjoying himself! I'm jealous of that changing hind end too haha.

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  3. That's a "getting places" trot. What a fancy little lad! He had himself a good time!

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  4. I reward my mare on the lunge for stretching (she already knows that "good girl" = carrot, so stretch = "good girl", then halt, carrot) and she offers it more now - I can wait longer to treat and she keeps stretching!

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  5. I posted a photo of him and Digby checking each other out (because why WOULDN'T they, since they only lived together for months...) earlier this morning and I must say, his topline looks quite lovely while he's squealing at Digby ;)

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