I went to visit Ms. Denali tonight. I was in a rush since my job has had me CRAZY this week. I just wanted to go out, groom her, and do a little work in the round pen. Denali, well she had other ideas. Remember how I said she was missing?? WELL GUESS WHO'S BACK!!!
She did really well the entire process. I took her out to the round pen and asked her to walk (because she was eating grass) and it was like I lit a fuse. She took off at a quick trot. I asked her to stop, and she went into a canter. I asked for her to trot, and she took off into a gallop. At this point I realized that her mind was not with me. I chose to ignore her because any motion that I made towards her made her go faster. I stood in the middle and didn't look at her. She ran for at least 5 minutes. I wanted to kill her. I chose to ignore her since I knew she wasn't listening to me, and I didn't want her to learn that she really COULD ignore me. I decided I was going to leave the round pen and walk away. As I was walking out she stopped. This is where I should have made her run again until she was tired. I just didn't want her to break anything.
At this point Princess Demon Ponykins Devil Horse was dripping in sweat. I took her in to cold hose her legs. She started to freak out about the water. She kept shaking her head and so I unclipped her to see what she wanted. She took her head and put it right into the hose, so I let her drink from the hose and then finished her legs. They looked good, and they felt good, but I still wrapped them up. JUST IN CASE. My poor trainer, I know I drive her nuts.
One of our barn cats died today. My trainer found him crying, and took him to the vet. He had a blockage and something else going on. He left behind a brother and a sister and a very sad trainer (mom.)