Olympus Ranch Stables

Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Recap

WOW! We had a great weekend! Varro got some really good arena workouts and one short trail ride. My friend TB has moved to Pheonix, AZ and her horse is being shipped out on Thursday. I will miss my trail buddy! I guess Varro will have to go it alone!

For our arena work, I seem to have plateaued. I am getting excellent up transitions both to trot and canter! Our down transitions have a bit to be desired of. They are rough and abrupt! If I am not careful I feel he will throw me over his head with how fast he slows down! (LOL Not really but you get the idea) He has also gotten a little lazy with his trot and not really powering through like I know he can. I hope to start lessons back up with my Super Duper trainer Liz sometime in March. I am tentatively starting my new job on March 6th so will start lesson with my first paycheck!

Both Apollo and Aspen are doing very well. Apollo gets his 15-20 min workout in the round pen everyday. It is just walking warm up and a bit of trotting followed my a lot of stretching to try to loosen up that ligament. Once I am able to order his Soft Ride boots he will start going out on trail. Aspen is such a good natured girl and really just wants to please you. She is very good at the basics; walk and trot but I have not cantered her yet. I might be breeding her late Spring for a buckskin sporthorse foal. We shall see how is goes.....