First off, love all of you for suggesting nix the alfalfa. I think that might've been key. We will revist momentarily.
Second, for those of you that suggested Magnesium, he's been on it now for 2 months. As well as Vit B1 because I heard that helps the Mg. I don't know how long it takes to actually see a difference, but he's on it.
For everyone else, thank you for your condolences on his shitty behavior. This is why I love blogging. Virtual support groups that legit understand my ass pain!
Back to the alfalfa thing.
After more than a week of no alfalfa, I do conclude it had the effects of giving a toddler candy. Everyday. For weeks on end.
I dont know if its truly the alfalfa, or the new bit, or the weather change, but B was an absolute angel today. Minor spook (yes, singular) at Levi running around like a psycho, but otherwise a total doll.
He just so happened to lay down in a mud PUDDLE right before I came out. Which was really annoying. How do I know? He was literally dripping mud. Dripping. I fucking hate winter. Didnt even attempt to mitigate that issue and said fuck it, riding you with big mud splashes up and down your right side.
|Super excellent really good angle (sidenote, those stirrups are the SHIT)|
Oddly, its 30* colder than it was last week and he's BETTER behaved. So really, whats the explanation on that one, ha.
All I care about is that, for once, an almost perfect ride was had.
We hacked down the road for a bit and he was perfectly content on the buckle. No jigging, no dancing sideways, no snorting...NO SPOOKING.
|Majestic moose modeling his new bit|
Deer season is finally over, so the wondrous world of Ceasar Creek Park land has opened up to us. My favorite part of winter! Long rides through the trees and fields, just me and my horse and my dog. Its magical.
And luckily, no baby antics!
Sadly it was a tragically mucky mess, so we just walked, but it was still a breath of literal fresh air to have a good ride.
Lets hope it stays this way!