I hauled out to get Biscuit this morning. I loaded up and got the stuff to make fly spray as my bottle was empty. I stopped at the store by Tyrrell Park and got cokes, water and scrambled eggs for breakfast. I unloaded Biscuit, gave him a hay bag and sat on my stool and ate scrambled eggs in the park. How nice is that?
I tacked Biscuit up and put my heart monitor on him for the first time in a long time. It sync'd easily and read 31 bpm. I mounted up and took off to the right. Biscuit's heart rate was around 60 or so. I walked til we rounded the back and went a little further and then hit a jog. Heart rate went to 98-100 and then dropped to 87-91 while we jogged. We varied speed from around 4 mph to 7.5 mph and his heart rate varied between 87 and 100. I jogged/trotted all the way around and down the little trail to Cattail Marsh. He did trip bad once. We kept going and I passed the trail head with no problem and kept the jog/trot going. We completed another round and down the little trail. My Garmin quit at the head of the entrance on the other side near Cattail Marsh. Too bad but I got alot of use out of those batteries!!!
We passed the trail head and he was good about it but I turned him around and hit a walk. HR dropped to 70 immediately and within 3 minutes or so was down to 49 or less. He did a great job.
I took his tack off, gave him a handful of treats and then washed him off. He drank from the bucket and I washed off his tack. He got his faces sprayed and he was good about it. I scraped him and let him graze while I waited for a client to bring cash for her cake.
I loaded him up and hauled him home. He dropped and rolled!!! Had a great ride with my boy! I rode 4.6 miles today.