Well, just as I said yesterday, Mommy worked me in the morning today. And I decided that I was happy about it. Especially because she allowed me to sneak a bite of clover before we got to the arena!
We had a pretty tough flat workout, but it was a lot of fun. After warming up, we practiced doing lead changes into a rollback. I did a great job, and I tried my best to be perfect for Mommy!
I even got to gallop a little bit to show off for Daddy.
After we finished working, Mommy and I went on a little walk down the private street across from our barn. It was nice. We stopped and took in the sights, like the lake in our neighbor’s front yard.
I got very sweaty during our workout, so Mommy gave me a shower before putting me outside in the paddock. I grazed all day, and was happy to do it.
Around 3pm, Daddy and my Uncle Mike came out to bring everyone in for the night. I got really excited, and I wanted to see if I could get my Daddy to ride me in. I would be happy even if he only rode me at a walk! I just wanted to spend some more time with him. Because, quite honestly, I was jealous seeing him bringing in the other horses. I wanted his attention all to myself!
So, I decided to gallop back and forth across the length of the big back field, where I had been grazing all day. I got myself so worked up with adrenaline that, even when my Daddy came out to get me, I didn’t want to stop! So I just kept on galloping.
Eventually, I stopped… and I got my wish! Daddy said, “Oh, Icchy… you’re SO hot and sweaty now!” And with that, he hopped on my back and walked me around until I was cooled out completely. Then, he got off and gave me a shower! The second shower I got today! It was wonderful; it felt great!
Mommy came by to bring me in, as she does every evening, and she was surprised to see that I was already in. She brought me a special treat – mango with cinnamon – and told me that we will be jumping tomorrow! Daddy even set up a brand new course in the arena, and I can’t wait to jump it!
Speaking of which, I’d better go get some rest. Mommy said we’re working in the morning again, and I want to have lots of energy – so I’m going to hit the shavings. Sleep well, friends. Catch y’all tomorrow!