Friday, January 22, 2010

Diets & Hairdos

We are roughly 90 days from when Region 8 Dressage Competitions start up again.   As winter rages on, that may seem like a long time from now.   However, from a training perspective, that is Very Soon!

Both Jeddien and Piper are now back into dressage work.   For the 19 year old mare, this means DIET TIME and losing some of her heavy winter coat.   Her new hairdo, a "Trace Clip", allows her back to stay nice and warm while the areas that tend to sweat up can easily dry and cool down both during and after working sessions.   Her 5 inch tall mohawk, however, will remain for now.

And with a return to work, the plan is for the rather "large-boned" mare to drop some of her winter weight and get back to a good level of condition!   It will be a while before we are back to cantering a mile just to warm up, but we'll get there before April.

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