So it was pretty muddy today and after mucking some of the worse areas of the pen I got Willy out and tacked him up. I worked in the big arena. Willy seemed a bit lazy today, it was hard to get him to keep trotting or cantering. I worked on his off side with circling since he's a little stiffer that way. It's hard doing the circles on the slopy arena since Willy plunks along going downhill and has a nicer more lifted walk or trot going uphill. I worked on his head carriage more often today and he seemed to comply quite well, lowering his head.
After riding a bit I dismounted and grabbed a wheel barrow to get the two piles Willy left. I also picked up about 8 other piles that had been left from who knows when. One pile would have been the 9th but it was frozen to the ground! I definitely do my share and more of cleaning up this farm. It seems like a lot of the kids from Saturday or whenever don't care and then Susan doesn't do any maintenance herself. Oh ranting about poop what fun!
Fuzzy mini horse legs!
I untacked Willy, returned him to his cleaner pen and then said hello to the little horses with carrots. Willy got his share as well. Hopefully next Sunday will be less muddy and all the horse stalls will have been cleaned out a little better. My standards are a little higher I guess but I'm torn when it's not my horse and I'm paying money to lease them. Cleaning up after Willy is one thing, mucking his stall that he shares with two other horses that looks like it hasn't been mucked in several days is another! Okay, I'm done complaining!