|Back where I belong|
I started with Kika although as someone was lunging a horse in the lower half of the arena I was in, who was being anything but polite I figured it best not to stop for a selfie in the mirror - even though the mirror in that arena is the cleanest I have even seen it & would give a wonderfully clear shot.
Hangover from the show on Sunday aka - perks :)
Despite the other horse's ructions below us, Kika was a superstar. Sure she had the odd quiver when he'd take off bucking like a loony, but not once did she break stride nor spook at the corner she decided was scary last night. She would give that corner an evil stare as we passed it, but never did she refuse to pass it or shy away from it - I think we are approaching maturity folks...but shhh don't tell her that!
|Super surprise awaited me in my locker from the Guru|
what a friend!
Kika & I worked on a circle in the upper half of the arena, only in walk & trot while the other horse was lunging. Lots of transitions and a few changes of rein. Once we had a bit more space we had a couple circles and a long-side of wonderful canter. I was very pleasantly surprised by her, although I really shouldn't be any more. I guess that doubtful little voice in my head is always tehre to remind me of just how bad she once was. I swear having more turnout time has been the saviour of our partnership.
|Post-work & post-walker mmmm dried sweat stains - i really need to tidy her mane!|
Now don't get me wrong, we are not perfect and we have heaps of work to do, but that tiny victory last night - which i probably won't be able to repeat for ages as i do not know why we managed last night *lesigh* - gives me hope that we can crack this walking nut & make baby steps towards progression :)
|Kika after another brush-down to remove dried sweat.|
Shiny like a copper penny
I'll leave you with a youtube link to the album of the band I'm going to see later - nice mellow, zen music. Might buy it & listen to it while we ride :D
Lovely basic, glad you got to take the ladies for a spin and happy happy birthday month!ReplyDelete
Next year I think I'll celebrate for a month! ;-)Delete
Back to basics is he way froward for slightly unfit rider & horses ☺
kinda jealous of your arena :) glad the girls were on such good behavior too!ReplyDelete
I am spoiled rotten by the facilities at my barnDelete
You're on fire! :)ReplyDelete
Trying to get things back on track after a really crazy 12 months. My poor ponios, I hope they will forgive me!Delete
That mirror is clean! Sounds like a productive night, way to go!ReplyDelete
I sure was glad to get there & feel like I was back where I belong. Hopefully we can keep the spins positive ☺Delete
Yay! Sounds like two awesome rides! Good girls!ReplyDelete
They are great girls, if i could get my act together more often maybe I could be good for themDelete
Ahhh, that old battle between social life and horses... Glad to see social life wins sometimes :-) Kika looks super!ReplyDelete
She is a hairy monster, am curious to see what will be under all the fur when we clip her at the end of he month. ☺Delete
Horses vs social life both fight a loosing battle against work. Pity both need bankrolling or work would never win!
That's really nice you have the walker to warm up your second horse for you. Makes riding two of them more possible!ReplyDelete
The walker is a godsend as while i have them on 24/7 turnout i forfeit their stables for the 6 months (reflected in livery prices) so having access to walker means I don't have to leave one in the field alone nor tied in cross ties while i ride the other.Delete
It is also a blessing when riding in the evenings as Kika can cool down in there while staying warm if you know what i mean ☺
That arena looks like a lovely space to work in!!ReplyDelete
It sure is Tracy, I am truly blessed other by my forgiving creatures & fab facilitiesDelete