There is a big, giant, yawning chasm of me that wants to take Archie out and immediately go do fun things. Like cantering. And jumps. And cantering jumps. But I rein the joy-chaser in and we continue our timed trot sets.
|It's a beautiful place for walking.|
From the fun little abscess experience, he had two weeks off. He's been back under saddle for a week and I've officially started him back at four two-minute trot sets, but with only two minutes' recovery. I thought about this long and hard. I knew I couldn't start where we left off because he spent two weeks napping. I also knew it wouldn't kill him if we did. But I just couldn't.
|The dip in the center is where I offered him some water and the spike at the end is where I tried to outrun bugs.|
|Sweaty after yesterday's ride.|