The vet was coming out today to give Brahma his health check. Mr. Brahma Llama is leaving for NY on Thursday. He already had his coggins test last month. All they did was take his temperature, look at his eye and teeth and listen to his heart and breathing. Aren't they supposed to take a blood test to see if he's a carrier of anything? I think something was missed, especially since they charged $90 to drive 8 miles to do the above mentioned things.
Since Brahma threw a shoe and the farrier's not coming until Wednesday all I could do was brush him and pack his stuff. The weather was bad so the horses came in mid-morning. Even so, I decided to work Rob in the outdoor - yeeeee haw!
Little buddy turned from timid Saddlebred to full-fledge prancing Arab. Although this scares most people, I know he knows where his feets are ;p He hip-hopped through the mud all the way to the arena.
I had him on the short Parelli rope and we scooted around the rail. He stopping and struck a saddlbred white eye pose every few strides. We practiced whoa and walk and had a couple freak outs every few strides. I tried doing some small circles but he didn't want to do anything but gallop so we changed over to the long rope. I know you're supposed to get them to Parellize on the short rope but I can't see that being a good thing for young legs, neck and back.
He was SO FREAKING GORGEOUS on the long rope. He cantered with this beautiful gallant stride. When he'd break down to the trot he'd practically hit his butt with his hawks -- so so pretty. He calmed down nicely and walked, trotted and cantered each direction.
The fact that Moose whinnied like a little baby the entire time, from the barn, was testament that Rob can work when asked. I liked that.
Going back to the barn wasn't quite as out of control as getting there. Still spazzy but we practiced Whoa, walk, whoa, walk, whoa walk and by the time we got back into the barn he was relaxed.
I brushed his mane and tail and let him munch his hay. The farrier comes on Wednesday, so I'm sure the "good boy streak" is coming to an end soon. He's a bit of a pig with his hooves... Rob
I am the owner of Khristopher Robin. Robby is a 3/4 arab 1/4 saddlebred Chestnut gelding, foaled August 2009.