After church this morning I stopped by my friends house and borrowed her surcingle and side-reins to work with Dakota for the next few days. My other friend came over after I got home and we caught both of my horses (that's the way it seems to happen these days, if I go out to get one, I end up getting them both out). Anyway, after about an hour, the friend I borrowed the surcingle from came over to borrow my hoof-file with another one of our friends. They stayed for a bit and we played with the horses for a bit.
My friend Hannah and our other friend Nathan rode my mare Gypsie (who is a western trail horse) in my English saddle... lol. I got quite a few good pictures, and had to share them. I also played around with ground-driving and lunging Dakota, though I only got pictures of him with the stuff on, not pictures of me ground-driving him and stuff. I didn't ride, I was taking pictures, lol.
Dakota has never had a surcingle or sidereins on... well, last time I played with them on him, they were too big... so technically, I guess you could say he's never had them 'used' on him. Gypsie has been ridden in the English saddle a few times, but not very often as I find western riding more comfortable and enjoyable. My friend Hannah has ridden English a few times, but not very often, and my other friend Nathan has never ridden English... this was his first time... He also hasn't been riding very long and doesn't ride often either.
Anyway, on with the pictures!
Hannah and Gypsie
Nathan and Gypsie
^ Doesn't he look tired? Lol... We hadn't even begun working yet...
My horses are very flufferly...