I missed riding this guy.
I think he missed me too. Between our vacation, weather and some virus that had me wiped out, I hadn't ridden him in almost three weeks. When I slipped off his halter and put his bridle on, he reached for the bit and then started walking towards the arena. I had to remind him that he needs to wait for me. We had a very comfortable, relaxed ride with an easy review of the basics.
Afterwards we let the horses out to graze on the grass that had grown like wildfire while we were gone.
The horses are all shedding their winter coats like mad. Flash was left standing ankle deep in fluffy fur balls after Brett went over him with the shedding blade. They all love the shedding blade, it's pointy teeth must get the scritchy scratchy parts just right. They sigh, they lean, they close their eyes and stretch. Ahhh, bliss.
Doesn't Flash look great after his grooming session?
Compared to this hairy beast --
-- who gave me the forlorn hairy eyeball until I let him out to graze like the others.
I relented but I put him on the driveway side of the barn where the grass isn't as thick. For just a little while. Ya gotta live, right?
And he got a turn with the shedding blade later in the day.