The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble

Location: United Kingdom

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

Same routine as usual during restricted turnout. Other Dad came down early and topped up our haylage. Both Dads took us in the school at about noon. I was obedient but rather stiff and took a lot of loosening up until my neck and jaw relaxed. We worked in walk and trot with some lateral work and went up into canter on both reins, but it felt a little laboured today. This wasn't helped by the fact that we schooled when various horses were being brought in and put out and there was quite a lot of rushing around going on - more than enough to interest and distract me. I walked around with Dibby for a while at the end, but we were all relieved to finish today.

We spent the afternoon out in the field alone. It was bright and sunny. Dad returned to put down our beds after he had watched some of Cheltenham on TV. We came in at 4.50. Dad will probably give me some time off tomorrow and then try to get in a good schooling session before our next lesson with Liz. As we've said before, it's three steps forward and two back; a cob's learning pattern can resemble a quickstep sometimes.


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