So yesterday my horse was in rare form. When I went to get him he was totally in a playful mood. Instead of running to me like he normally does, he ran past me. And then turned around and ran past me again. I am always up for a good game of tag so I ended up playing back with him. I don’t recommend that sort of thing for everyone but Gen knows not to take things too far. After a few minutes with both of us running around like idiots we were both out of breath. I felt bad right away because clearly Gen’s leg was not up for the beating he gave it. It was a little warm and puffy after our play session. So was Gen though so I decided it was time for a little walk to help cool him out.
Well…that wasn’t our best idea because Gen knew that there was a monster hiding in the driveway…I didn’t believe him, but man did he prove me wrong! For the record I can walk Gen all over the earth if I choose. He goes wherever I tell him to go…the problem is that sometimes he will get there on two legs. My goal with the walks is not just to do it, but get him to do it to the point where it is no big deal for him. Gen really did not get the “no big deal memo” yesterday!
*Just as a note…as you can tell my blogging mojo is lagging as of late. I decided to take some inspiration from Standardbred Excellence and do a 30 day horse blogger challenge. I hope that some of you out there join me so we can all write some more! If you want more current updates about Gen and I and you have a facebook account you can “like” a horse and a half blog. I will make sure to post the picture the day that I can finally get all four of Gen’s feet on the ground to the end of the driveway !!! It might take us all 30 days to get there though!*