Thanks STAN for the words of advice and confidence builder talk. Keep reminding me each time I lose my confidence....which it seems I do,often!!
Today's ride was SPLENDID!!
. We......how did corgi say it....had a come to Jesus meeting prior to riding!!
thank gosh I took that natural horsemanship clinic in the spring. Did some ground work moving the hind quarters, touched with the lead rope all over, and sacked him out! After that he even fly sprayed better!!
Next came the mounting. He wanted to spin...so spin we did! FAST!! (That's what the article said to do) I made him work harder than he needed to. Got him to realize allowing me to just get up there was the easy part!
then we stood......and stood some more. I did this about three times prior to taking off.
I must say....he was the horse I bought! Very quiet, docile, and obedient.
. I don't know what that ground work does...but it works!!
We took another lengthy ride, did some exploring of areas I spotted on Tuesday. He did a really nice job. We worked on stopping and standing in the middle of our trek too. He doesn't just like to stand and wait...but we are working on it.
I washed him down when we were done, which he seemed to enjoy. Wishing I had some asorbine Jr, as I think he is a tad sore. Will be stopping at TS tonight I guess.
Here is an interesting discovery. My tush was getting a tad sore, so I thought I would drop my stirrups for a bit. Wow! You should have seen his ears!! He was a very worried soul!!
by his reaction I suspect no one ever did that before on him.. So another thing I practiced, but only one stirrup at a time....as not spook him and have him take off on me!!
Here's a shot from the new area we explored this morning. I thought the scenery was just beautiful!!