Cliffy – Day 7

I took him out and longed him both directions for a good 20 minutes today. He was not nearly as enthused today, but it was hot, he is fat, and this was work! Plus, may have been sore from his antics yesterday. He walked and trotted. He stumbled a couple of times, but that’s normal for him when he’s out of shape and his feet are long. I noticed some stiffness/discomfort when he was using the leg at a canter. But when I walked him to cool down, he did not limp at all. I thought that was a good sign.

I will be able to tell more when I get him under saddle. He had worked up a little sweat. He was grateful to quit, and I left him standing in the cross ties while I went and got the camera. Then I led him out, stretched him and dropped the lead rope. He immediately put his ears up and started posing! He is such a ham!

This is one of the pics I took — I airbrushed the black lead rope out.


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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2 Responses to Cliffy – Day 7

  1. He’s an adorable ham though.


  2. Nancy says:

    Yes he is! 🙂


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