The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble

Location: United Kingdom

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Saturday cob

Another gloomy and wet start to the day. Other Dad topped up our haylage early and Dad came down, hoping to ride, at about 11.00. Even by then, it was still precipitating big time. After tidying us up and waiting for the downpour to abate, Dad gave up and put us out to graze. Although wet, it was really humid and so we went out naked.

Dad dealt with out stables and went home for lunch, returning at 4.00. We were quickly groomed and tacked up for a quick schooling session. We practised walk, trot and canter on both reins with lots of flexions. We worked on a twenty metre circle for the most part as others were jumping in the larger part of the school. Dad thinks it's good for me to be schooled when there's a lot going on, so this wasn't a problem. Dad said he was pleased that I was responding to gentle flexions by softening and being more controlled in the canter, so the late session was a success.

We went in and were hosed off in the wash-box and put in our cooler rugs before being rested for a while and given our tea. Other Dad came down later and took off our cooler rugs, skipped us out and gave us extra strong mints. For a fair day's work, we cobs really appreciate a fair day's mints.


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