Saturday, March 24, 2012

Back to Driving

Daisy and I have continued with our short hacks this week, and finally on Thursday she seemed very much back to her normal self! On Friday we took a short trail ride, and she was chomping at the bit, so to speak, to go for a gallop. We did and she was thrilled.
She's gaining weight back very surprisingly fast. She's still underweight, but definitely improving much quicker than I anticipated. I did increase her grain a bit, and her hay as well. 

This morning my friend and I got out to drive Daisy! She hadn't been driven since, I believe, October. 5 months! I was a little weary about how it would go, but I need not have worried. She was so perfect!
I lowered the shafts a bit as per the instruction I had received, but I neglected to tighten 'the other straps'... (I'm really not stellar with harness parts. All the diagrams online seem different), so we had the cart wobbling back and forth like a ship. I didn't figure out what I should have tightened until I was undoing the harness. Luckily, Daisy was spectacular even with the cart bobbing back and forth a bit. She wanted to trot often, but I kept the trot slow so to keep the cart as quiet as possible. Next time, I'll tighten things up and we should be fine.
So happy with my girl!


Lauren said...

That sounds wonderful! I'm glad she's gaining weight :)

GraceEquestrian said...

Looks like fun! What a beautiful walk too.

Bella said...

SO fun! :) Daisy was so great too!

Ruth said...

WOW! It must be so fun driving Daisy. I'm so glad shes getting back to normal and putting weight on :)

Megan said...

I'm glad she is putting on more weigh! Driving looks so fun, I would love to try it with Scarfie sometime!


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