Friday, January 11, 2019

Week One of Reconditioning in the Desert

Yes, we are IN Las Vegas.

So, what is the plan for the super mares?  The plan is still to gradually increase their work load back into full work.  This was another reason I am glad I brought them out 2.5 weeks early, that way when I got home they would be ready to go back to work, albeit not a normal work load but the only way to get to that point is to start back to work with a lighter workload and build back up.

Yeah, just not going to get tired of this view.

As much as I love conditioning, Klein has so many cool buttons on the flat now it is hard for me to stick to my plan because it's a lot of fun schooling different dressage movements on her.  I also can't wait to get her back over fences again, which is a reason I have been staying in my dressage tack right now, to take that temptation out.  I'll hop her over a couple things soon enough, but actual schooling and setting up grids, that is still weeks away. 

The plan for the both of them is still to do a lot of long walks on/off contact for the first couple weeks.  Then we will gradually add in some trot sets, then canter sets.  They will be on the lunge line once or twice a week.  The lunge line workouts will be on the flat at first then we will add some cavalletti into those.  They will come into our flat rides soon after. 

Already found out who owns this.

We have a ton of places to adventure for our long walks too, so that will keep it interesting for everyone.  I have taken both of the girls out in the neighborhood so far.  I cannot believe we have such great places within our reach that are riding distance. 

 Checking out one of the multi-million dollar equestrian estates.

 One of the many reasons I love her so much.  She had yet to leave the gate of our barn before I rode her out in the neighborhood alone.

I knew about a lot of cool places in the area before we got here and I continue to learn about more.  This place just gets better and better.  I didn't think it could get any better, but it continues to one up itself almost daily.  I love this place!


  1. You are smart to ease them back into things! To top it off looks like you have a lot of cool places to explore.

  2. It's so tempting to skip the conditioning and jump into the fun things. I always have to remind myself of that when I have a significant time off with my boy. :)

  3. It's just so damn beautiful. Even more so with horse ears in the foreground of every photo!