From racing to riding... the training diary of an off the track Standardbred

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back At It

Jet is sound again! For the first few days, we kept it to a short 30 min w/t ride with mostly walking. He is now back to his normal workout. We have a lot to work on and fix but I am surprised at how he is doing for having 2 weeks off. Hopefully we will be ready for the Haskins Show this weekend. We were supposed to do Rehoboth Fair this Friday but I think ti would be overkill for a horse that just had 2 weeks off and the trailering is a lot on his legs so I think we will pass on it for this year. There is always next year! We also have backed out on the Breed Demo we were supposed to do the 21st. Mary-Kate decided not to bring her horse so I wouldn't want to waste a 15 min demo on just one horse. Instead, we will be going to a little jumper show at Clover Valley on the 22nd and *hopefully* we will do ground poles and x-rails!

Videos will be coming soon if this rain stops!