Today’s post will be a quick entry as the sun is up and everyone is anxious to be fed. 🙂 (I love early mornings!!!)
Yesterday was day 2 barefoot. They are all moving beautifully and working very hard but tired…oh my goodness they are tired!! I think the change of balance in their feet has made them increase their concentration levels each stride and they are now very, very tired! Their bodies in each movement look great but their energy levels are quite low. Poor babies…you’ll feel better as you adapt to the change!!
Changing the balance in an FEI horse, no matter how small, requires an adaptation period and pulling their shoes is a very big change. They have to balance differently in their paddocks, in their stalls and in the work. Not that easy for such creatures of habit and routine.
Bottom line, they are moving super and happy in work, and in the long run I belive that there will be no detriment to our journey in producing high performance dressage horses. In fact, no detriment, we are closer to our goals going barefoot.
I think today will be a stretchy walk day.
Off to turn my tired horses out to their paddocks….