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Horse Diaries: Bob – B. Grandeur

Big Bob back in action!

Horse: Uncategorized, Bob - B. Grandeur - January 22nd, 2010

This week Bob has been out every day and my goodness has it improved his attitude to life! His temperant has improved greatly because bless him he must have been bored!

To start with he didn’t go far before he was brought back to his box in disgrace – and to get a bridle (rather than a headcollar) but he improved  the second time!

He has now progressed to making it all the way to the school and being worked while he’s in there! His leg looks way better and he is actually enjoying himself!

My Top 5!

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - January 6th, 2010

While Bob sits and waits for his leg to heal he has compiled a top 5 list of things he likes to do to keep himself entertained…

In at number 5…

Helping to Muck Out

Mucking Out Badly...

Mucking Out Badly...

At Number 4 …

Brushing Up

Brushing Up... badly!

Brushing Up... badly!

At Number 3 …

Playing Football

on the 'ead mate!

on the 'ead mate!

At Number 2 …

Pole Dancing

Strutting my funky stuff!

Strutting my funky stuff!

And In at Number 1 …

My ALL TIME FAVOURITE …

Eating!

Yuuuuuuuuuuummmmy!

Yuuuuuuuuuuummmmy!

My leg is way better!

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - January 1st, 2010

Bob has just finished a 2 week course of antibiotics and his leg is looking far better.

The wound is definitely getting smaller and it can not be hurting him due to the way he is bouncing around his box. Bob is struggling to understand the concept of deep litter beds and therefore likes to (with both legs) dig it up which is by no means helpful!

Watch this space as Bob is sure to soon be back in work!

Poor Bob

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - November 30th, 2009

Unfortunately Bob’s training regime has slid to a nasty halt. After a fun day playing in the stallion paddock he managed to cut his front leg. The poor boy was finding it very difficult to move out of the field (where he was as far away from the gate as is possible) and the Vet had to be called.

In the rapidly growing dark, inspection lights were brought out, a full first aid kit and all manners of treats to coerce him inside, but he was having none of it, the poor boy was in shock and was obviously too scared to put his foot down.

Once the Vet arrived he gave him some pain killer and 4 of us with the use of a nifty (strung round his bum) lunge rope managed to get him from the field into his box where he was treated to the biggest bed EVER!

Up to date he has been given the very best TLC and is feeling much better.

Big Bob on his back legs!

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - November 25th, 2009

Today Bob is recovering from yesterday’s mild trauma. Up in the school (all gates shut and safety precautions taken may i add) Bob in his own stubborn – i can’t be bothered to listen right now – way decided to unseat his rider (Matthew) in a most phenomenal fashion.

Doing a simple 20 m circle in a slow and controlled trot he decided he had quite simply had enough of these capers and would rear dramatically with his feet at least 15 ft in the air (i am only slightly prone to exaggeration). Both horse and rider fell swiftly to the ground, pausing only to create a spectacular commando roll, off they both set galloping round the school.

 Thankfully Bob seemed to have frightened himself more than Matthew and within minutes he was back up there. From that moment the lesson got far better Bob was attentive and well behaved for the remainder of his training session.

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