Rosie in September of 2009:
Rosie Today 4-30-2010:
First thing I noticed is her coat is horrible. It's so dull it's almost grey. The second thing I noticed is her hind quarters are thin.
I tried to use camera shots taken with same camera (iPhone) and at same distance so it was an equal comparison.
I stuck around for feeding tonight. Rosie got the 4 scoops of pellets (Premium is the brand name - I couldn't find a "label" on the bags I found) she is supposed to get, but they gave her 2 flakes of hay.... They were turned out today for about 8 hours so there is that.
I did a lot of ground work with Bonnie. She's been getting away with trampling humans so I went back to basics. If you do not stop when I do you will move your feet quickly... very quickly. Then we did a whole lot of standing around, desensitizing, shoulder and hind quarter yields.
I choose to ride Western Pleasure today instead of Dressage. I was very happy at how she responded, giving to the bit, and carrying herself in frame. She needed some gentle reminders to slow it down but a few one rein stops when she started to speed up fixed that quickly.
I took some pictures before I mounted up. She's looking like a cow horse all that western gear hahaha!
I didn't realize the sun was glaring so bad in this picture I was going to delete it but I think it's pretty cool!
.. and a shadow shot...