I will add my great weekend to the list. I posted the other day about my experience with Sugar and saddling' riding the first time. Well, it continued Saturday evening with getting Amber on her and leading around the pasture. Amber said she has the smoothest ride she has felt in the saddle.
I had her walk her around the pasture to get her used to it again and give Amber a chance to handle Sugar first. Sugar walk.jpg Sugar and Cowgirl Amber.jpg
Then had Amber get on her to walk around the pasture with them on the line. She did so well as if a seasoned pro who never puts a foot out of place. I actually think Sugar enjoyed it as much as Amber and myself. When Amber took the saddle off and set it back in the truck, Sugar kept coming back and pulling at the saddle after we shoo her off. Lol Sugar new at riding.jpg
Then had Amber lead Doc around the pasture a time or two with a couple flexes to get him stretched before saddling. She got him all tacked up then I handed her Scooter, who btw was not interested in being up there, for a few laps around the pasture. She let me know real quick that he had a swagger to his walk that was not nearly as smooth a ride as Sugar. Lol
I then took them out of the pasture and led them around the block and he did great. Doc rides Scooter.jpg
Now, I don't have pics from yesterday since I was alone, but after Michelle and Amber left yesterday afternoon for Amber's bible quiz practice, I headed out to work with the horses some more.
Fed them all then doctored Trusty during feeding. Got Doc saddled and rode him around the pastures with good results so I decided to ride him myself around the neighborhood. It was a good ride and will get a lot better with some miles back on him. He wasn't spooky, but had some ancy in his step that kept me constantly putting him in contact to slow him down.
When we got back I decided to spend some time on Little Man and Boo. Little Man got spoiled by Alicia getting off him when he gave any little resistance to want to ride. He had a couple crow hops and mini bucks when I would force him to go where I wanted him to and stop him from going where he wanted to go. Finally settled down and realized I was not going to give in.
Boo just didn't want to go at all and decided he wanted to throw a few bucks when I got stronger with my requests. All in all it was a positive as I stayed on and we all walked away healthy. I knew they would need work going into it.