Yesterday went from good to better the boys came onto the yard in the afternoon and were de-rugged (pone isn't rugged), it wasn't a more a in Chapsi's case and Moo, well let's say he's lost a few kilos but not necessarily in the right places .
They all had a good groom and Lydia took Cacahuète in the school for some liberty and in-hand play whilst I tried to ignore my two who were bleating after him, a little herd bound after a few months of being inseparable Anyway I did some anti mugging CT stuff just to get started and some head down and neck massage.
I'm not sure who slept in their beds overnight but it sure as heck wasn't them it hardly looked like they'd moved which will probably be the last time they look like that. I put them out in the dark which I'm sure they appreciated (I certainly liked being up at 6.30, not) so they got plenty of time out and came in around 3ish to work.
They all worked really well for their first time in a while and the herd seemed a little more chilled when each one went down to the school OH took stills yesterday to do a conformation pull apart but he hasn't 'produced' them yet so that can wait for another day. This is a 'snap' I took while Lydia lunged today (no we don't usually lunge in bridle it was a slight mis-communication on my part).
on but no horrid surprises either. The plan is to work him lightly a few times a week until he builds up his back (and his thighs which are weedy) and work on some hock flexing via reinback and hill work. I won't be on board again until spring I don't imagine, could be me but he seems a little bum high (could the midget be growing again??). Anyway it's nothing special just where we are on day 1.