Are we all having riding issues of some sort and looking for new riding partners or friends.
I have started to look outside of the type of riding or hanging on for dear life I do. So a ranch horse club who do treks but also games and cattle work, barrel racing and so on.
I think the games and some cattle work would be good for Bugs giving him something to think about, and also greatly improve my riding from hanging on for dear life, to hanging on tighter. Not sure if I can get the body supple enough. Might try a palaties exercise (or how ever it is spelt) to loosen up and strengthen up, only problem I see is it is all women at the classes, not sure I could remain focused.
I had the same problem when a young man around 19. I took myself off and had ballroom dancing lessons. They put me with a young but older than me, short, well endowered young women.
Every time she spoke I would look down when answering and then lose concentration and stand on her toes. They realised the issue I was having and changed teacher, the new one was like my grandmother. I learnt to dance then, and how to dance without looking at my feet.
Back to the horses I have a number of treks coming up over the next two months but not the drive to get out and train. Not only does the horse need to get fit but so do I.
Rick the weeds are still causing issues and the grass has stopped growing, not enough rain, it looks like its going to be another very dry summer so still only one horse at home. No meaningfull rain for the past two weeks and the ground is dry. We badly need a week of it. Time to start the rain dance again.
That's enough bleeting for now, time to spend time with the horse and get some manners back, his not mine