I had a GREAT ride on Chrome!! This is the second time I've ridden him out on the roads at our new home. The pictures didn't turn out great because it was getting late and the light was fading early from some rain coming in, so they are blurry... and I had a hard time picking which ones to post because I'm being so overly self critical. I keep having to remind myself that I haven't ridden consistently in 7+ years so my equitation is seriously rusty, not to mention it's difficult to practice on a green horse in something other than a dressage saddle. I can't wait until I can take lessons again! So please ignore my slouching and poor equitation and just admire my pretty pony. :D Here are the pictures!
Starting out I was a teeny bit tense. I could hear thunder and storms make me a little nervous lol. He looks relaxed though. :)
He was a little excited headed out...
Especially when he saw the neighbor horses!
This was super blurry so I played around with it in my editor. Love the neck!
Giving him a scratch on the withers.
We rode all the way back home on a loose rein. :D
Such a pro!!
I can't wait until I am confident enough to ride him on the road by myself. I was going to use my fleece saddle pad, but my husband accidentally took it to work with him (forgot to get it out of his car) so I wasn't able to wash it. I'll do it for next time. I'm going to alternate the saddle (will be using it for road rides) and riding bareback so that if the saddle is a little uncomfortable that it won't make him sore until I can figure out how to get a new one or how to make this one fit. I really think the fleece pad will fix the problem. I'll try to post the other pictures tomorrow... if I'm not too busy... this has been a crazy week!
P.S. The ride turned out to be 34 minutes long... oops! :D It was all walking though so I'm sure he won't be too sore. Oh and he finally sweated under the saddle and between his legs! Hehehe.