An ongoing diary of the progress of my young horse, Wolfie's, education.
Wolfie the Wonder Horse!
Sunday, 23 December 2012
This picture was taken in the summer, the only day it didn't rain I think. Wolfie has lost a fair amount of weight since then. First job for the New Year will to be get the saddler out and get my saddle re-fitted.
So the ice has melted, the temperature has gone up and we now have non stop rain and flooding. Wolfie is fine, he looks really well. He has lost approximately 15Kg since he was last weighed. If I could get him into some sort of consistent work now and start building some muscle it would be fantastic. But as the weather dictates what work we do, he is currently on his winter holiday. I have been continuing with his stretches in the stable at night and have been giving him massages (I got a really good book as an early Christmas present). I always struggle with this time of year. I find it really mundane, virtually no riding, it's so dark I rarely get to see the horses in daylight and spring seems a lifetime away. It seems worse this year as the summer was so wet and miserable, the horses have been stabled at night since July. I'll need to try and get some up to date pictures of Wolfie, he's lovely and dappley this year.