Originally Posted by Mountain Peeps
Happy Valentine's Day, all my friends!
Happy Valentines from me too!
My Valentine is my horse Chess.
Today I rode him. My property is icy so I had to ride him in his pasture (the only non-icy place). Because of that the ride was focused on mental fitness (like teaching him to standstill and not to buck) for him instead of physical fitness. His New Year's resolution (has recently been replaced by one to canter on command) was to give me a massage daily with his front hooves which ended up looking like this
It was actually just because he really needed more exersize so I put him in a bigger pasture where he can run around.
Look at this picture I found on a website. Crazy huh? The horse had reared right over on to it's back. Notice the flank strap that people put on broncs to make them buck.