salut friendos, my name is lauren. a brief intro: i'm in my twenties, i'm a reluctant cochlear implant recipient, and a passionate (albeit lazy and uninspired at times) artist and writer. i was lucky to have a phenomenal horse named spooky, who has since shaped and formed my entire outlook on life worth living. here i blog about horses, my life, and the legacy he's left behind in his passing. AETERNUM VALE, SPOOKATIEL.
Taylor Field & Code Wind @ GMHA Eventing Horse Trials 2012.
Code Wind was 19 in this picture. He was my first OTTB.
"Is there something on my nose?"
Working on learning the basics of ground-driving with Holden. He’s been super so far - doesn’t mind the contact of the long-line, and even though the side-reins are on the loosest setting, he is very responsive to their weight.
This week will be a continuation of working on walk on/halt from the ground driving aids - working on straightness and accepting the pressure of the long-lines around his body. Next week, we will work on “over” on the long-lines, as well as reverse of direction.
New farrier comes tomorrow, I can’t wait to meet him. Came highly recommended from my personal vet. Holden was last shod 4 weeks ago (I know, that’s nothing for a race cycle) and the amount of toe he’s grown is stunning. New farrier mentioned pulling his front shoes - we will see what he thinks of Holden’s hooves and go from there.