You'd think I'd be used to getting texts involving my horse's exploits. And yet, I still feel a bit embarrassed when I get texts about my horse doing things like throwing a fit and threatening to rear because he didn't get a cookie as fast as he wanted. Or trying to bolt out of the arena because jumping 6" cavaletti are just too exciting. Fall Theo is in full force and he's living his best life.
Theo. THEO. This is how you end up having your workload increased!
Starting in November, Theo will be living the super fancy life. He'll have a stall in that brand new arena/barn with a run out paddock and gossip doors. The horses will even have skylights! I suspect Theo's doors will end up shut because he's a bit destructive but we'll see. He's on unlimited hay 24/7 so his chewing behaviors aren't too bad. It also means that he'll be in full training straight through the winter since he doesn't even have to go outside to get to the arena. Knowing him, he'll be out in his paddock straight through the winter. Feral pony is feral. But no more having to wade through knee deep snow to retrieve him and bring him in for his workouts!
There will be more pictures of the new digs after the new barn party in November. But things are looking very up for Theo. He's happy as a clam and Trainer Z is weathering the storm known as fall Theo with grace and humor. Very glad I decided to send him to a trainer that specializes in toddler warmblood stallions. That makes Theo the good kid on the roster. Relatively speaking.