Being stuck on the ground sucks.
Being stuck on the ground while your horse acts a fool sucks even more.
I’ve gotten some good feedback from the people just hacking O, which I love getting. However, the training rides, as well as the lessons I’ve allowed her to be used in, (for a few of my fav junior riders) have not been going well. Apparently my beastie has decided to evade contact, throw her head all over the place, and not give a bend going to the left. She had a ride Monday and Wednesday of this week, and when I asked how they went my trainer laughed.
Probably not a great sign.
Other than that she’s loosing hair like crazy, and actually continues to be a touch too skinny for my liking.
I saw her face to face for the first time yesterday and it wasn’t exactly a hallmark commercial. It was raining, and neither of us wanted to be wet. We hurried in. I threw her in a stall. She ate hay and ignored me. There was no cuddles or horsey kisses. I must remind myself that she’s 1. Not a dog. 2. Just got ridden like an hour before, and was probably brain fried and not pleased to be back inside where the work happens.
I fed treats, I brushed and cuddled. She was soaked so that put a bit of a damper on things (haha). And then I tossed her back out.
O is getting a pedicure this weekend, and then I’m hoping to beg my husband into ponying me around on her. I have promised not to do anything stupid with my back, but I just want to see how it feels to hold that particular position! He has not agreed yet, but I’m working on it!
Other fun news, my new riding gloves from The Bionic Store arrived a few days ago and I can’t wait to take them for a spin!