This past weekend, both Oz and Jolie go to have some fun hacking out on our limited trails around the barn. It's not much in comparison to the Millbrook Hunt trails I am absolutely SPOILED with at home and the endless open fields, pastures, creeks, state parks, etc. within the close vicinity to almost any barn in Dutchess County, but all the same it's a change from the normal.
Jolie has been great, and even assisting my friend on her first "hack" out complete with small logs and bushwacking. Ozzy, as always, turned our first trot sets of the season into his first gallop sets of the season, and surprised me at the end with hardly sweating and cooling off faster than he probably should of for his age and what I thought his fitness level should be. I am still debating whether or not to show him at our schools open show, I am not fully convinced that he's ready but I know if I got him out there he would step it up. I just don't want to push too hard.
My project for school, Pogo (as seen on my sale page) also had a visit from a potential buyer and he leaves tomorrow to start his trial period. IT's super exciting and the little girl is SO cute! They are a great pair from what I have witnessed and I hope it works out for them. She has some things to learn, but Pogo does as well, but I do think that Pogo is willing and safe enough for them to work together and create a really good thing. It reminds me a lot of when I got Ozzy, only I really had zero business owning a horse like him (he was a bit nuts!!!) but I credit all that I know now to that horse.
I am sure those of you that stalk my page some have seen that King is on trial. He is doing an extended trial period as he has not been in much work (if any work) for some while now. They are allowing him some time to get fit, settle in and get into a program before any decision is made. I am 110% encouraging this as I really want what is best for the horse and if it can be a long term home, that would be super. The only way to tell is to KNOW what the horse is like when he's in a program, not just when he's unfit and living the feral life :) I haven't had any updates on that front from King's owner but I hope to find out in the near future what's up with that. Hopefully it's good news!!!!!