The brave little pony

The brave little pony

Fritzy had a rather disappointing six-month check in early March. He scored a 3/5 lame before flexions, his hocks have continued to straighten, his fetlocks have begun to drop, he has further muscle atrophy in his hindquarters and his left hind is overcompensating for the right with exaggerated movement. My wonderful vet wanted to check [...]

Heartbreak

Heartbreak

This two-part post was three months coming, and even now I'm not certain that I'm quite ready to articulate how I feel. I'll start with an explanation of the devastating news, and in part two I'll attempt to tackle the emotions.  The nitty gritty of heartbreak  On September second, while I was across the country [...]

Sunset success

Sunset success

I changed my ride times to the evening last week and the Fritzer seemed to enjoy himself.  He was super brave with car lights in the mirrors and the sunset casting strange light behind them. Our steering is really improving as is the forward button. So happy with this little dumpling!            I [...]

Pony log: pleasantly surprised 

Pony log: pleasantly surprised 

We were off our schedule last week and Fritz got worked Friday/Saturday/Sunday because of his anxiousness then lightly Monday before the vet and was off until the weekend. So when I tacked up on a windy Saturday, I expected some antics.      I was pleasantly surprised to have no spook on the blustery walk to [...]

Pony log: a clip and a cocktail

Pony log: a clip and a cocktail

Sooooomebody decided to grow his winter fuzz out earlier than neccessary in the sweltering south Florida heat so I set out to desensitize with the clippers. We were on a roll until he became a little anxious toward the end of the week, even with clippers not in sight.  Last Friday evening was lovely, a [...]

Equine Boot Review

Equine Boot Review

Soooooo, aside from being a ball of conundrums to train, the Fritzster also goes through tack like nobody's business. Somehow he manages to get everything off but his boots, but that doesn't mean they don't take a beating. Thank goodness for fast shipping from SmartPak. Where would we be without them? When I'm searching for new [...]

Five Month Recap

Five Month Recap

Saturday marked five months that Fritz has been in the US!   I was away last weekend for work and happily the six hour flight allowed me some time to think about our first months together and all that we still have to learn. I must admit, it's a bit disheartening to realize that he's been here [...]