Tuesday Night Hack

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.


Awwww.

9 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a beautiful ride!

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  2. Hacks with friends are the best!

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  3. Yay for friends and riding!!

    OMG he is SO cute in that last pic!

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  4. Mental health days are great for us and them. Those pictures are just beautiful!

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  5. sounds like a perfect ride!! escaping the arena is essential every now and then :D

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  6. You can't beat a nice hack on a spring day with a horse buddy :-)
    Happy days.

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  7. No better way to spend a dry evening imo ♡♡♡

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