Monday, October 21, 2013

Gus Rides Again

This weekend was low key from a pony perspective.  Prairie got a trail ride with her trainer, a hack with me and a fun joint lesson with one of my old college room mates who was in town visiting.

She got to play with Mr. Gus and we enjoyed some moderate torture with work over ground poles on a curve.  It was a lot of fun.

I haven't written much about Gussie recently, but there's not much to say.  He's... the same.  Still more lame than he was at the start of the summer, but doesn't appear to be uncomfortable.  So that means he's out in a big pasture playing with his gelding friends acting like a clown and hacking around lightly in about 2 lessons a week. 

Not a bad gig if you can get it..

I am worried that his head-bobbing is still present, but both vets who have seen him are don't seem to think that he's causing new damage.  I've resolved to spend more time with him this month lightly hacking him and poking around to see if I can get any better sense of what seems to improve/worsen his limp. 

In the mean time he is cute as a button and so entertaining to spend time with.

Plus it was so much fun to ride with my good friend.  She's an Emergency Medicine doctor in Indiana and started riding again recently in her (nonexistent) spare time.  We played volleyball together in school and caused significant mayhem on more than one dance floor... ah the glory days... :)  

It was a really fun morning to spend all together.


  1. Ahh Gus!! And yay old friends!!

  2. Sounds like a good time! They are both adorable! :)

  3. He is so cute. I still think my favorite interwebz video of all time is your MIL getting Gus and "the boy" walking him out with the giant bow on. BEST.THING.EVER. So cute! I hope that Bug gets me a horse someday! (Sooner preferably)

  4. Hope Gus feels better soon! I adore this picture, what a great one and am much enjoying the adventures of Prairie the rising superstar!!!! :D


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