Gymkhana yesterday...cheyenne's still sick so I was riding a different horse named Reba. She's a little bit faster than cheyenne but I had only ridden her 3 times before that so I was scared to run her like I would with cheyenne. We did okay I guess...1st, 2nd, two 3rds and a fourth. I felt so bad before the gymkhana, I was at the barn early to get Reba cleaned up and all and when I came cheyenne knew that we were going to a gymkhana because I only come that early if we're going so she's kinda caught on. ANyway, I went and she was still coughing and pacing around knowing i'd come get her. So I went in to see her and all that then went to get a halter and she stood there with her eyes bright and her ears up watching my every move and then I walked passed her paddock and went to Reba's and she was still watching me with bright eyes and I felt so bad!! I couldn't run her though, I didn't want her to get pnemonia or something so I had to leave her behind...but I still felt bad.
So I won't be riding cheyenne for at least another week to give her time to rest and recover. Now, however, my project horse, the QH/Freisian is moving from our barn so I was kind of disappointed that I won't have anything to do at the barn except chores and playing around with chey. But then the barn owner said that I could ride a new horse named Maverick. He's a 6 year old Arab. He's the sweetest little thing, he looks like he's two and he's always nudging and nuzzling you. I get on him and he gives me a 'fun' time. He was trained as a jumper by an 18 year old beginner so you know how that can be...anyway I get on him and go through the gaites and omg he's sooo flighty I love it!! His owner said she knew i'd like him so he can be my new project horse if I want to ride him. So I kept riding and his owner left and he gave me a heck of a time. He had loads of energy and he would give me lots of additude at the same time...bucking included. My friend was also there and she's not expirienced at all and she pestered me to let her ride him and she got SO frustrated with him. I love him though and he listened to me a lot better than her. So he'll be my new project horse :) I plan on doing some de-spooking as he was always indoors at his previous barn and he was spooking at everything yesterday. I also plan on working on his head set and him paying attention to me. I think I'll have a fun time :)