6-Month Update (June 27, 2011)

On June 27th, I submitted my 6-month update to New Vocations. It read:

Royal Vindication is being fed 5 lbs A.M. & 5 lbs P.M. of Legends 11% Show & Pleasure pelleted feed plus 1/2 lb Legends Omega Plus Rice Bran A.M. & P.M. as well. He is also getting fescue & Bermuda mix hay and fescue mix pasture. Due to the summer heat down here in the South, he is currently on night turnout with a group of geldings. During the day he is in his stall, which has a box fan to help with the heat and the bugs. The trainer at my barn is still working him twice during the week either in the round pen or on the lunge line. I am doing round pen, lunging, and under saddle work with him on the weekends and some evenings. He has really improved over the last 3 months with the regular work schedule. He is much calmer and more focused when being worked. He responds to voice commands for his upward and downward transitions as well as halts. As far as working with him on the ground, he is great to groom and bathe. He did show some minor issues with having his ears handled, particularly with having Swat put in his ears (which is kind of a necessity with how bad the gnats have been this year). I was able to overcome that with the consistent application of carrots while he had his ears handled. I can now put Swat in his ears without a problem as long as I have a treat to encourage him to keep his head within reach. He is current on his vaccinations, having received his Rhino/Flu booster last week. He is now back in steel shoes on the front and is doing fine in those.

These are the pictures I submitted with the update.

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