I rode Flurry yesterday (just to make sure he'd behave for the LSH) and I've been walking both horses in hand and doing a little lunge each day, partly to get us all into a routine and partly to help them loosen out after the journey.
Flurry went barefoot, but Aero wore his Renegade boots. There's good news and bad news there - the good news is that his left front has spread a bit more, so it's almost the same size as the right one, but the bad news is that I now have two size 2 boots too many and one size 2W boot too few. It's time for some more online shopping, unfortunately.
|Fitting Aero's Renegades|
|Just sit there, LSH, I want to look at this for a minute|
|Why are we standing here?|
|Half a panorama!|
I took my first official Through the Ears shot on Aero :
Still, the iPhone photos aren't too bad...
I took a photo of him, he took a photo of me...
|©The Long Riders' Guild Press|
The hack was completely uneventful - a forty-five minute stroll through lavender fields and woods, with about five minutes on the road at the end. Flurry sweated up a lot - it was 20C, hotter than we experienced all summer in Cork, I think! I will have to get the clippers out and give him a very light clip, he'll have plenty of time to grow more hair between now and January/February when the cold weather usually hits.
The local horse people collect stale baguettes to give to their horses as treats. Flurry remembers this well from last year and was delighted to see a demi-baguette heading his way. He kindly showed Aero what to do with it.
|Look, Aero, this is what you do|
|What - you mean like this?|
|Shades of Desert Orchid and Red Rum!|