The decision was made to let etrain have a pain free ending. It was the right thing to do but still very hard emotionally. Everyone always asks me if I get attached and of course I do but it is so much easier to let them go when they are moving into a new home with people who love them. I am glad Etrain ended up with me because I gave him a great few months where he didn’t have to run on a really bad ankle. He got to hang out and just be a horse and was really loved. I am really thankful to my wonderful vet, Dr. Egli, who makes these sort of decisions as easy as possible.
I tried to have a relaxing weekend and I rode Sea Flip for the first time since his arrival. Well technically I had gotten on him once right after he got here because I couldn’t help myself but I made myself give him a real break. He was excellent and we really worked on teaching him to stretch down at the trot and move away from the leg. I did a lot of very baby lateral work and he picked it up quickly.
Bella is coming along fantastic and Tara rode her a bit over the weekend and was getting a bit shocked by how big this mare can jump! I have been shocked at how well the jump chute works at teaching the horses how to pick a spot and how to get comfortable with jumping. What a great tool that I will make sure to use from now on.
I plan on working them both in the jump chute a bit more today just 10 min at most. It is easy work and keeps it low stress. As 3 yrs both of them have a very short attention span which is fine so you have to make sure to tailor the workouts to keep them short and sweet.