Well I had such a great weekend I thought I would post about it, it all started with my lesson. I was excited about my lesson, more then usual for some reason. So anyway, my instructor was like "Your riding Benson Maddie!" I was sooo excited because I adore Benson and love riding him. Also I'd been riding him alot because Im one of the riders that can ride out his spooks!
So anyway, I got on and we walked around. I was riding stirrupless. This is a big step for Benson. I was amazed that he wasn't freaking (I had to leave the sirrups down instead of folding them over his neck incase he freaked) He didn't care about these "things" (sirrup irons) sitting there swinging about.
Then we started trotting (I had my sirrups back in) and my legs stayed still! I was sooooo happy! That I'd finally managed to keep them from "shaking". I even managed to keep them back.
So anyway, we were then doing courses. We were doing bending and Benson LOVES bending. And for the first time ever I cantered the full bending course! I was so proud of Benson and I.
So then after my lesson it was Brea (on Billy- who is extremly carm and Benson's best friend). So anyway, one of my instructors let us canter Billy and Benson in line (next to eachother) around the arena it was great!! Benson and I were on the outside.
After my lesson dad and I brought 3 new woodern poles, to paint as jumps. So we got three spray cans with the colours pink,orange and green. So anyway We painted 2 that were stripped with all three colours. Then dad did a mental one that was Pink and oranged swirled with random green lines!
Then Chinga got his new martingale and its red! He doesn't throw his head up anymore. Its brilliant!
We even rode bareback, and he loved it. His latest trick is bucking when I get on bareback (We got a vet out to check for pain and he said he was fine and that he just knew that I couldn't stay on if he bucked bareback. We did bareback trotting and some small jumps it was brilliant!
I had a great weekend.