Today started very badly.
I got there at 8am to help set up the cross country course, and after asking a friend to catch my horse for me, got to work setting up the course, I asked her to simply put Sante in the paddock that the gymkana was being held in and I would look after him.
The paddock is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE. When Sante was put into the paddock, it contained myself, my friend, and my horse. No other humans or horses.
When Sante was being caught, i was watching through the trees, and i could see sante, trying desperately to stick his nose in in the rope halter, I had a chuckle and kept on with what I was doing.
Anyway, when sante was put in, he wandered over to me, and i was able to see that he was having a MAJOR halter malfunction. The nose strap had become a cheek strap, his nose was in the chin strap, and somehow they had got the neck strap done up correctly. The look on his face was like: "FIX ME NOW!"
So I took the halter off and let him wander around, he busied himself with obstacles, and i left him to it.
Not to long afterwards, the agistment manager came into the paddock, I said to my friend " I wonder what he wants" She replied "I bet he chats you about your horse being loose" I replied "No way, he's in the paddock"
He came up to offer his assistance to set up the cross country course. When he saw Sante (who by this stage was hiding in the trees trying to escape from the flies, He said
"We can start by tying up the loose horse, For Gods sake, why do you make me say it? Just follow the rules and keep your horse tied up!"
My friend replied out lout "Told you" And he replied "Well, why do you make me say it! You know the rules"
I didn't even comment. I just walked a few steps and whistled to Sante while slapping the ground with his lead rope. He faced up to me from about 30 metres away, I just gently called out and told him to come here, so he wandered over. As I haltered him and wandered off, I was thinking to myself. "Hope you saw that, moron"
It made me soooo angry!! Seriously! We are being picked on because we are different. I am seriously considering moving my horse because of this crap.
We ended up having another fantastic day. I was helping my friend (who was scoring) check all the scores, we were set up in a horse truck, and I had kept Sante hard tied to the outside of the truck.
I spent the majority of the day, sitting on the tail of the truck, with Sante' s head on my shoulder checking scoring sheets.
He did so well! I was so proud of him, again!!
Also, as promised a fe weeks ago, I now have updated photo's of his feet.
Ignore the slight wall flare! I can't trim it properly until next week as I am buying a hoof stand this week (waiting for the bargains at equitana),
I cannot beleive the improvement! The crack on his left fore is starting to grow out completely, while the crack on his right fore still looks a little messy, but is actually starting to grow out, there is still a minor crack there, but it has started to grow "together", I think a few more weeks and it will turn into a hairline crack, and then it will be like the other one, completely sealed up and healed.
You can see the top centimetre of growth is all since i have been trimming him.
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