Monday, February 08, 2010

This standing desk is keeping me off the computer some, like I wanted. That and keeping busy outside.

Saturday all three boys got tied to the trailer for about half the day. Well, first Cisco had an attitude adjustment. He's bolted on me 4 times in the last week. He decides he doesn't want to be my buddy and he whirls and puts his butt to me and takes off. Not much I can do about it, once he's decided to do it. If I keep him on a short enough lead I can see him start to leave and jerk on him, but if I give him enough rope to circle me comfortably, he can take advantage of it. So I took him to the round pen, got his attention a little better, then took him for a walk. He doesn't even lead well. He thinks he does, but I don't want him where he was taught to lead (dragging behind), so he's having a hard time making the adjustment. After our little walk we went back to the ground work that had caused him to bolt in the first place. It took about an hour in all, but he finally decided I was worth paying attention to, and quit worrying as much about where the other horses were. They weren't going anywhere anyway!

After lunch it was Tonka's turn. He was a butthead! Pinning his ears, swishing his tail. So I worked him on the line a bit, and he did this beautiful lope on the end of a 10 foot rope. I've never seen him that balanced and nice in the lope. I've been feeding him as if he had EPSM. He has a lot of the symptoms and eventually I'll have him tested. So I don't know if the diet is the difference, but his lope was nice. I decided to try it under saddle, once he quit being such a jerk. What I did get was nice, but I wish I had a nice big area with decent footing. He stumbled and that didn't do a lot of good for my already shaky confidence.

I took Tonka and Scout for a little walk, since Tonka was soaking wet and in need of cooling down. That was fun, walking and jogging with both of them.

In other news, I jogged 3/4 of a mile without stopping to rest! I don't think I've ever done that in my life. I've never actually been in shape. Kind of, when I was a teenager, especially when I lived in New Orleans, but I smoked so I didn't do much running or jogging. Just a lot of walking. I need to set a goal for the end of the month, but I don't know what's realistic. And I got a pedometer, but it's only registering about 2/3 of my steps. Annoying. I feel like a lazy person, but I wonder... I don't sit around near as much as some people I know, who watch TV and all that... So I thought the pedometer would tell me how lazy I really am, but it's not working.

So, with that, I'm off to do some housework and exercise. Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Good for you. My pedometer doesn't work either. I gave up on it. I like the idea of a standing desk. :)