First nice post-work evening of the year? My plans to continue to work really hard on Dressage didn't have a prayer. Although I did make a point to do some work in the indoor afterward.
|The scene as I got out of my car. Spring!|
And then a friend I don't see too often asked if I wanted to go on a hack. Yes! Mental health day.
|Friend A on her horse Louie, and Fabio, I mean, Connor.|
Louie is a draft X, and he is as quiet and dependable as they come. Connor was on a mission to go...somewhere...and was taking two steps for every one of Louie's - which meant they were going the same speed. Perfect!
|Look, a picture of me on my horse, guys!|
|They are so cute together! She's about my size and he's a big draft guy with a heart of gold.|
We had an uneventful walk around the field, except where there was a horse-eating 2ft by 2ft piece of styrofoam or plastic waving in the trees and squeaking against branches. Connor was about to jump out of his skin! I made him walk past it, but he was definitely pondering the "flight" response of the "fight or flight" mechanism the entire time.
|Sorta kinda not really a square halt. More square than I ever get in the arena - ha!|
After we got back to the barn I went in the indoor and dutifully did some Dressage work, which went really well. I focused on getting him to engage that left hind, and it seemed to help. Next up is a lesson on Thursday, then she gets to start riding him.