Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lake Ontario, NY, USA
• Horses: 0
I had a great ride on Ruby today! The owner and I decided that we are going to do a "riding loan" up until August, then move her to my RI's barn, and by then we will have decided if it will be a lease or buy. This will give both the owner and I time to decide if it will work or not. She's being really great about it, and I will be going down to her house several times a week until then. Once each week will be a lesson for me on Ruby, and then I will go down to watch the owner ride her, the RI train her, and to just generally hang out with her, learn how to do all the fun stuff that comes with owning a horse! :) The owner gets teary eyed whenever she thinks about selling her, but knows that she really only has time right now for her other horse.
Ruby naturally tried to test me today, she really only gets ridden by owner or RI, so she was understandably a bit confused. She did great though, and by the end of the lesson, was much better at listening to me, rather than going to the gate. She starts off with a fast jog, which was pretty bumpy, but when she settles into it, it is a nice, slow jog that I will love!
Oh- and I should have pictures to post next week! :)