He was very excited, but completely under control. I never once felt like he would bolt or do anything dangerous, so I'm hoping solo trail rides will be in our future soon. It was just a short ride to the neighbor's house where we stopped to chat for a few minutes. Chrome was sooooo impatient while we were talking!!! I need to work on his standing still again. I think part of it was boredom and part of it was because he's so itchy from his sweet itch. When he's moving he can ignore it, but when standing still all he has to think about is itching. I can totally related. The mosquitoes have been biting me like crazy this year. He was walking circles, swinging his head all over the place and even tried pawing at one point! I distracted him by making him walk through a mud puddle that he wasn't too excited about walking through lol. We eventually went over it. :) The ride was around 27 minutes long, but most of it was standing around in the neighbor's yard.
When we got back and I turned him loose he threw himself at a tree and started scratching. Notice his front hoof is off the ground to really dig his shoulder into the tree? That's why he has sores on his shoulders. I hope we can find a solution for his sweet itch before next summer.
Look under Chrome's belly at who decided to nose around while Chrome was busy scratching lol.
Look how exhausted he is because I rode him soooo hard lol. Just kidding. This is him trotting to his hay.
And now I have a decision to make..... what do I do with his mane??
It's worse than it was last year!!! Should I just roach it??