Last night we walked into the arena to do our pre-ride check, when I realized I forgot to take Koda's hock boots off. Great.
It takes two hands to works those bionic velcro things, so I had to set the lunge whip down, and the lead line. Lunge whip falls off the mounting block. Sigh.
After two try's, it can just lay there. It's seen plenty of sand anyways. Horse is trained to ground tie, so at least I'm hands free.
I peeeel the velcro off the boots...three straps X two boots X stick, stick and stuck over and over again, on every possible surfaces...requires a lot of patience, and a few choice words.
Finally, the boots are off - victory!
It's just us in the arena, and we only do a few assessment circles before we finish tacking, the boots will be safe on top of the mounting block, right?
Wrong. As I bend down to pick up the lead line, whoosh, Koda swiftly picks up the hock boots and drops the new boots in the sand. Fantastic.
As I bend down to pick up the hock boots, whoosh, Koda swiftly opens up the top of the mounting block. He sticks his head inside, and stands there. What's a girl to do?
I proceed to laughing and fumbling for my phone. How did he know the mounting block opened?
Maybe I should have named him Curious George.
|Curious George aka Koda