So I am sure some of you who know who I am will remember a bit that I am a fairly green rider, by definition, and own and ride a 5 year old mare, green too I suppose. But very level headed usually.
So today we all went out for a ride, me, DH, and a couple of friends, one who has been riding since before she was born, as she likes to put it; almost 50 years. And she knows a lot and is a great rider. I use her info frequently. :)
Fast forward in the story... this friend and I decided to trade horses today, as she was on a different horse anyhow, as her sorta wild child was home lame. Oh, and she wanted to sit in my super comfy endurance saddle, which she loved.
So I was game for a trade. I wanted to see what she thought of little miss Snoty pants. As I worry that even though I seem to do so great with her most times, maybe some trainer type person would tell me I have her all messed up, you know?
So she rode Sonata... and had many compliments for how soft and responsive she is! I have been very careful on keeping off her face, since I know that is a major issue with new riders.
And she also tested out her leg pressure too and her start of neck reining. She said that was awesome and light on her. Which I find to be so cool, since I am the one who taught her that!! I got her as a just broke 3 year old.
And that Snoty is super smart, which I knew already. Lol
Anyhoo. I was just super happy for our ride today, and having a much more knowledgeable person reinforce that I haven't messed up my horse, that to the contrary, I have actually improved on her. :)