Sunday, May 3, 2015
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous!! This weekend, while attending a wedding, a dressage clinic and an art show, I spent the entire time thinking... I just want to ride my horse!!!! So even though it was getting late and I was exhausted, I decided to hop on for a short ride when I got home. Hubby had spent most of the day brush hogging the pasture, so I hopped on bareback to ride out to see all the hard work he'd done. The flies were driving Chrome nuts and he felt very up (he flinched when I sneezed.....). I'm kind of embarrassed to admit I froze up and asked hubby to lead us around the pasture. I think this was the first time I'd ridden bareback in the pasture since I fell off... or at least the first time riding to the back of the pasture.
Once we were done inspecting the pasture I took him to the yard and fly sprayed him. Then I hopped back on and proceeded to ride all over the front yard and driveways with confidence. I didn't canter him, but I was completely comfortable in the trot. He was very forward and responsive. In fact he was responsive to both upward and downward cues. He slammed into a halt so fast a couple of times I lurched forward (use those abs woman!). He even trotted circles in the driveway both directions without breaking gait. They weren't exactly round, but we're working on that lol. The circles were probably ten or fifteen meters so they were smaller than we've done before.
The ride was only around fifteen minutes or so because I still had so much I had to get done. It was fun though! I think he was having fun too. Oh and I was wearing my Rolex t-shirt (click the picture above to enlarge it)! :D