Jewels: My old project has a new beginning.

Jewels is far better today than the past two years. She’s much nicer to deal with. I’m so proud of how far she’s come. I did start riding her this past week. She’s not where I want her, but time and wet saddle blankets will contribute to her success as a fine trail mount. She’s looking a bit ragged from her training experience and having fallen ill last month, so I’ve decided to fit her for the show ring. Nope, I’m not going to show her. I am how ever wanting her to look her best. I started a new feeding program to enhance her coat from the inside out.

Our last trip to the vet proved to be a good starting point. Her low protein levels are now improving with proper feed and nutrition. She’s eating like a horse should, again. I ordered a product called “Succeed” to throw in her grain a couple of times a day. Along with low concentrates and protein rich alfalfa twice a day should bring her to a peak performance level in a few months. All the horses are allowed to graze freely on a round bale of hay during the day. I prefer to let our horses eat a round the clock to prevent any gastric upsets. I can help keep Jewels and the other two from getting obese with proper exercise.

I’m braiding her mane and bagging her tail daily to help with tangles and the excess dirt problems. I’ve been currying and brushing her coat a couple of times a day while she devours her feed. Jewels would probably rather I not bother her while eating, but she seems to be less pissy  about it these days. She never pins her ears or walks away now. That’s a huge hurdle she’s over come. I just love what the coat looks like in it’s natural state. All the natural oils enhance the shine. I’m going to refrain from bathing her unless it’s truly necessary. When I do bath her, I use “Cowboy Magic” products. They are by far, the best for what I’m trying to accomplish over the next few months. Here’s a picture of her now. I’m going to try and photograph her every two weeks there after. I can’t wait for the end results. It’s going to be magic!

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