I decided it was time for Bonnie to get back to work after her month off due to the leg injury she sustained back in September. While she still has a pretty large scab that is slowly shrinking; she's had no swelling or heat in the muscle or joint for a couple of weeks.
First order of business is catching Bonnie which usually is a challenge. Tonight however she was complaint once I got Rosie out of the way. Here is a picture of both Rosie and Bonnie together. Quality is kind of bad because I'm using my iPhone and moving backwards so I can get Rosie in the frame and not just her muzzle.
Having been queen of the pasture and watching the other horses get their daily work outs Ms. Bonnie was full of fire always on alert for rouge paper or shadows that are sure to eat us. She had me laughing at what stupid things she was spooking on. I snapped this one as she was giving a bird on the fence "The Eye".
Good news is that she is completely sound and moves normally without stiffness under saddle. I asked for on the bit and round at walk and working trot and we did side passes both directions with out issues, not even head tossing. The ground is extremely wet and we were leaving pretty deep holes in some places so I did not ask for a canter this time out. I like to keep her shoes on her feet if ya know what I mean.
She gave me everything I asked for and she is so out of condition I kept the ride short with lots of walking. As you can see she was extremely interested in the way back to the barn.
And before I was completely out of light this evening I wanted to show ya'll my new Wintec 500 All Purpose saddle with the easy change gullet system. I got one heck of a deal on it as Wintec has discontinued this model. I picked it up at a local tack stores anniversary sale for $280