Happy July 4!
Normally on a holiday, I would be itching to ride. But not today. With PJ’s leg I didn’t want to push him. We had a hard lesson yesterday. Lot’s of canter transitions, which I totally botched. On the upwards I banged him in the mouth because I put my hands forward but not enough or for not long enough. On the downwards, I pulled back instead of half-halting with my back. Anyway…on the plus, he was sound. However, his leg was still a little puffy. After my lesson Barbara wrapped it for me but without the pultice.
Today, I thought it was best that he got a day off. I still went to the barn, though, to check on him. His leg was better but a little hot at the back of the ankle. I left the wrap off. No matter how much I wanted to ride because I had all of the time in the world, I knew it was better to give him the day off. I’m sure he enjoyed it.