So it seems! Considering his breed and that he's already 8, I doubt he'll grow more than 1-2cm, though. :)
A ride again yesterday evening! When I had already tacked my boy up, I started thinking of groundwork, but was too lazy to untack him again... So riding it was. At least, will do good for his muscling and endurance. :) A new mare, who is living with a couple of other mares in a separate paddock, was being lunged in the outdoor, so Snicks was very eager to meet her. He did his best stallion impression and tried falling through his shoulder to get closer to her, but I settled it with more gait transitions and circles to get his attention back. Apart from that, we had a nice, short session and, although Snicks sometimes just wants speed, not thinking, our steering, responsiveness to the leg and my seat were better than the last time. And it seems that I got the hang of two-point at the canter in my new saddle at last. After I dismounted, I walked him off at liberty, simply allowing him to follow me and praising for stopping, turning and backing up with me. Over the winter our work at liberty had gone a little through the window due to me being overly tense because of some unrelated problems, so I'm just searching for a comfortable communication through the basics.
Found the first tick of this season on Snicks. Yuck...
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
Last edited by Saranda; 03-07-2014 at 02:52 AM.