Uh, don't you do that every day?
But this week I rode OUTSIDE.
For the first time in god-knows-how-long I was able to actually work my horses in a full sized outdoor arena.
And all three ponies were amazing. Not a spook/flinch/buck out of either of my mares....
|The Ponies in my back yard...|
He even threw in a few bucks... well, little leaps through the air... Well, more like in the air - or slightly less on the ground- but either way it was funny. And adorable.
Delight and Tilly showed their true warmblood-ness by showing off their gaits to the maximum expression when allowed the room to do it. It was nearly too much fun.
Oh and I think I have a sunburn on the back of my neck. Turns out there is a learning curve to applying sunscreen for the first time in six months.
Neck and chest, check....
Back of neck... missed. Whops. 4
Deli's tail is already short (but thick!), so I only conditioned it and picked it out.
RC has been cultivating tail all winter, with his tail in braids of varying intricacy for the past few months. And now, after nine years of work... It touches the ground. I conditioned it, but couldn't commit to banging it just yet.
I mean what if I ever enter an open show? I understand that best tail wins...
Guess we'll have to fall back on good training.