I never thought I would ever ever say that....but I did! I had fun riding him (:
They had just clipped him so he was nice and soft, and how can you hate anything that's soft? Plus he looked really cute today, lol.
He was good on the flat and I seriously LOVE this horse at the canter. It's sooo smooth, with just enough "jump" to let me relax and go with it. Plus his flying changes are super automatic - doesn't matter where we are or what we're doing, if I ask for a lead change, he gives it XD
There were a bunch of flowers next to one of the jumps so we had...two refusals. He was naughty about it so I gave him a smack on the butt with my crop...which led to a nice little bucking fit :rolleyes: This led me to discover that I love riding bucks. His weren't big or anything, but there were 3 in a row and it was FUN! (I also love falling off, btw)
I just did single lines on him today but I *think* next week I'm going to try a course on him! Probably just a bending line to an outside line, but it'll be the most jumps in a row on him since he shattered my confidence!
THEN...I cooled out bareback (:
Getting on was incredibly awkward and Leo has a bony little spine, which means my butt hurts really bad now but it was TOTALLY worth it!
And, now that you've read my little novel, here are a few pictures of me bareback on said horse.
See? Doesn't he look REALLY cute here?
I look huge here, but when I'm in the saddle w/stirrups I don't look that bad. I swear!