The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble

Location: United Kingdom

Friday, March 16, 2007

Awaiting spring

Both Dads came to the yard at about the middle of a dry and sunny Friday morning. Dibby was taken for a hack and I was schooled. Dad warmed me up in walk and trot on both reins with some lateral work and halt transitions. We worked large around the whole arena and at the top end in front of the new mirrors.

Dad found me a little lethargic, even when we ran through Prelim 1 a few times. My canter was stilted and I coughed when we stopped. Dad wondered if this was as a result of dry haylage or if I was chesty but went easy and we took it gently for the rest of the session. He may give me tomorrow off and can consult Liz on Sunday when we are scheduled to have a lesson.

Dibby returned from his hack as I finished in the school .We were groomed and at 12.50 put out to graze in our new zealands since it had grown much cooler. We had a pleasant afternoon out and came in at 4.30 for more grooming and tea. It's a funny, unhealthy time of year just now -neither full winter nor spring. Cobs look forward to spring proper.


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