I'm not ashamed to admit that I hooked her to a lunge line for a few minutes first... Just in case. I mean, safety first when riding a youngster in a new environment after a few weeks off, right?
Of course she made me look like a wimp as she calmly floated along in the walk, trot and canter, looking happily around at her new surroundings, not a spook.spin.buck to be had. Good girl.
We did about half an hour of trot work before we convinced Mom to joinus on a 20 minute trailride in the old hay fields across the street.
Tilly crossed her first road! Squee!*
We walked around the huge field, dodging trees and wet spots... Leaving RC in the dust, because really, what pony needs an escort? She was wonderful.
We did have a momentary start when the three sandhill cranes that live here took wing. Those suckers are huge with a loud prehistoric call and seem to fly in slow motion... .
Much like I imagine a pterodactyl would (tell me that's not scary!)
|Run, white boy! Run!|
Now, I'm not sure if it was the call of the cranes that made Tilly start, or the fact that I started humming the theme to Jurassic Park while they were in flight, but she handled it well... Better than my rendition of the Jurassic Park theme- and seemed to assume that a bird wouldn't hurt her. Clever Girl.
Yeah, this video is ten minuted long, and I only hummed the first maybe two minuted of the JP theme. But I like JP... So deal.
*Ok, that noise was embarassing... But the Pony was being so good!