Critter, I am sorry you are having so much trouble with Grace loading. I am glad the new owner is willing to take on the challenge!
Marce...welcome and what a gorgeous horse you have!
Grace, welcome back from your trip. So jealous.
I went out to the farm today and was determined to get in the saddle. I took Isabella into the round pen and we did some walk and trot. I couldn't get her to canter but I have figured out that is was because she could sense some hesitation on my part....there was no one out there today, even the BO and her hubby weren't in their house. I am always a little nervous doing anything even remotely risky when there is no one around to call 911.
She had been standing in the field for most of the winter and I didn't think she would buck if I really pushed the canter command, but she must have sensed my doubt.
I never lunge her....ever. Haven't seen the need but I wanted to see if I could get her to canter without me on her back. She did a pretty good job. I couldn't get her to reverse direction and her whoa took a little longer than I wanted but overall, not bad for our first time!
She is a little stiff but will come out of that with more regular work. I think she is beautiful and just wanted to share.
I checked on Scuffy when I was out there. He is such a great horse and definitely feeling like his old self. He was way out in the field and I walked all the way out there to feed him a treat. I loved on him for a little bit and then turned to walk back to the gate.
He stood there watching me walk away until one of the more aggressive horses in that field started walking toward me. Scuffy trotted up, pinned his ears at the other gelding and put himself between me and horse. He walked me all the way to the gate that way! He got another treat for his chivalry and I was happy to see him take a long drink from the trough after I left.
It was a good day!