Details from today: ( you can skip it if you want ;] )
Ate dirt today!
A friend came out with her camera to take some pictures but I'm so sad she missed my uberfail fall!
Anyway. Got there early before the horses were turned out so Zeus was happy to socialize with us and was ready to go! Was a little excitable today. Started off well, and all was fine until the first canter. He was being a BUTT so instead of making him halt when he ignored my aid to canter I got mad and chased him into it, which wasn't a good plan considering he was so up. He got pissed and leapt into the air, landed, kicked out his hind feet and did some horrible twisty thing with his back. First actual buck he's ever given me. Would have sat it just fine if I wasn't being an idiot and leaning forward. Obviously I slipped off. Wasn't a hard fall but don't remember at all how I landed. Hopped back up before he was even too far from me. He of course proceeded to buck some more and gallop around the pasture like a mad man. Made one lap and than allowed himself to be caught. Got right back on. Walked on a loose rein to chill him out. Did a lot of slow, calm trot circles, serpintines, etc, but he was bracey and stiff, which was expected. Cantered in the opposite direction first. Just half a lap before he got too quick and than back to the trot. Then cantered the direction that he got me off on. He tried to pull the same stunt again, probably to see if it would work a second time but I pulled him up and made him canter nicely. Same as before, half a lap, and called it quits with that for today. Then hopped him over a crossrail a few times, knocked it down the first time, whoops. He wasn't paying attention and I wasn't paying attention to him so we both failed. Got a long distance the second time but nailed it the third time. Than I took him over the grid we have set up once and was done with the arena work.
Went off the property to the ditch filled with water that we splashed in on Thursday and played around. Trotted and cantered through it. He got soaking wet and loved it. Brought him back, hosed him down and turned him out. He was feeling good and cantered around before settling down and going to eat his hay.
Me and the Butt.
It was such a nice day.
My friend is all artsy.
Ha ha, look at his silly goober face.
Bored pony is bored while I talk to my friend.
Warm-up trot. Did not want to move forward, ha ha.
Some sitting trot, and holy crap do I need to pick up my hands.
Ha ha my face.