This past week Cash has been a bit "off". Not in a lameness sense, but in a not-himself-at-all sense.
When I rode him a week ago, every time I put my leg on he would slam on the brakes, throw his head up with his ears pinned and give a little kick with his hind leg. Not like him at all. I still managed to get him to trot through use of the seat and voice because I was not about to let him get away with not obeying... You let this horse get away with anything and it's a training nightmare to try and fix.
Additionally he's been off his feed a bit lately. He's lost some weight but I think it's just his "beer belly". He's leaner for sure, but he has put on a little muscle which is good.
So, he is currently scheduled to have his stomach scoped this coming Thursday to be checked for ulcers. I will be very surprised if he doesn't.
Until then I'm just giving him a short vacation, no point in making him work if he's that uncomfortable.
Gives me time to get back into doing harness work with the ponies!
That said, this has been a test of the mobile blogging application. I hope it works alright.