Methinks Nancy may have enjoyed her mini-holiday too much while i got my back semi-sorted. Homegirl has been seriously sassy since her return to work last Friday with her Leasee.
|Moi?! No I iz an angel - Nancy|
She wasn't bad per se on Friday evening, however she wasn't quite tuned in or listening to PL. Saturday PL rode again, before turnout this time - not sure if that had any bearing on the outcome but let's just say it did not go well and Miss Nancy threw a couple unexpected bucks in the canter. I stupidly had my back turned so missed what might have triggered Nancy, but she didn't help PL.
The upside to this turn of events was that it allowed me climb back into the tack and see how the back would hold up vs the easy out i may have otherwise taken as it was time for some no nonsense riding for Miss Sassy Pants. PL is 100% up to the task, but as they are still a new partnership she is not sure how strong a line to take. No biggie, as i say it gave me a good test for mi espalda.
|Also enjoying her|
N was not naughty à la Kika, but she was testing the boundaries and seeing what she might be able to get away with ... answer: sorry kid - NADA
PL hopped back up when I was done to cool Nancy out, we were playing it safe as PL was hurting a little so i didn't want her to do herself any further damage. Horse people - what're we like?! Always pushing the boundaries.
|K is always so overjoyed to be tagging along|
LOLZ could they have any more of a diff of opinion?!
Sunday - Nancy, Kika & I went for a stroll in the woods. A little break from the arena always does all the brains some good. I gave N Monday off to regroup and hopped up again myself Tuesday evening ahead of PL's return se soir. N still had plenty to say for herself, but acquiesced nicely. She wanted to canter and keep cantering, guess the break didn't do much to diminish her fitness levels as much as it deff impacted mine! She was pretty polite in her transitions despite my deliberately attempting to set her up for a fit so that I could correct her - hard and all as that was for me as i generally rather try to set things up for success - who wouldn't? But at the same time i wanted to push some buttons to see if i could trigger different responses.
|I've missed being in the tack|
& obvs mirror selfies
Nancy has reached her delightful teenage years and will no doubt continue to test the boundaries, but so long as she does so for me and behaves for PL I'll be happy. To be honest hough she is nowhere near as badly behaved as Kika's teenage years, however I am hoping to keep a better lid on things this time and not let things get as bad as I did with Miss K. No point in making mistakes if i don't learn something from them right?
|The main madam & I will hopefully|
get back to work over this festive season