I rode Thursday, Friday and today. All inside because of the heavy thunderstorms moving through the countryside. Ashke was pretty sluggish today because of the heat and humidity in the inside arena.
We've really increased what we are doing on a ride by ride basis. A lot of cantering and at least four or five transitions in each direction. I know he is losing weight and muscle, despite the increased work load. After talking to Saiph and doing some research, I switched out two of the flakes of grass he was getting for alfalfa (to increase his protein and calcium uptake) and added Triple Crown Omega Max to his daily mash. We will keep him on this for a month and see if it makes a difference.
I love how upright my back is.
The still shots look okay
Legs are a blur.
He looks interested.
Posing for the papparrazzi
Some cantering. Damn the elbows.
And this is to the right. I thought the transition felt a lot worse than it looked.
To the left is always an easier ride for me.