Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Bad, baaaaaaad jumping poneh
Yesterday Jasper was brought into a pen to have his evening bucket of mush. His mush consists of LMF Prime Time, Rice Bran, Flax, a probiotic, and Biotin. When he was done I opened the gate and told the boy who was feeding with me to shoo him out. Jasper pinned his ears and casually kicked at him. Oh no. Wrong answer. I slammed the gate shut and smacked him a couple of times with a longe whip.
He jumped out of the pen. Over the uphill skinny 4'7 gate practically from a standstill. He whacked his fronts pretty hard, and did this incredible twisting and contorting thing with his body and hind end to get over it. He didn't touch it except with his fronts.
There were some moments of shocked silence after he did it. Kind of like even though we saw him do this with our own eyes it really wasn't possible. Silence was followed by "OH..." (and then some other words).
Jasper landed on the other side, happily cantered over to the hay feeder, and began munching down.
He is fine today. No swelling anywhere, no bowed tendons, no nothing as far as I can tell. He let me catch him and we had a great ride in the arena.
Tonight when asked to leave the pen he did so nicely.