I have been oh so busy lately. 2 projects due today, 3 exams this week, and 2 reports due this week. Not to mention other homework
To top is all off im sick! I feel like death. Plus a new man in my life!
His name is Cody, he is the boy in my psych class! We decided to study for our psych exam together and he decided to turn it into a date
We have alot more in common than I thought, he is big into drag racing which I love anything that involves vehicles. He also wants to come meet Leroy an watch me show on the 5th!
Anyways....Leroy. Well we rode in the big arena yesterday with a whole bunch of other ponies. It was a struggle, he likes to be a big baby and fight the bit at all times. No matter if I am touching it or not, he is tossing his head pulling down on it, chewing, doing everything he can do try and spit it out. So I have been working on teaching him to give his chin. Its a bit early and the teachers don't want us worrying about that yet but we have steering down pretty well, besides the fact that he evades the bit
He has gotten better in the past 2 days, he is giving more and throwing his head less. Cindy commented on how much better we looked today.
Today we had a demo on clipping without a twitch and teaching your horse to ride in a straight line. The clipping part was rather interesting, im definitely going to work on that with Leroy, it would be amazing to be able to clip him without a twitch. Leroy is getting used to people more and more, he was riding passed the teachers without shying away today. We have been doing alot of long trotting, so by the time we do lope in the big arena with everyone we will have some control. We have a showmanship test thursday. I got my roundpen test back today
I got a 91%, I should be happy about that but im really not it could have gone alot better. We were supposed to mount (he walked off), walk half way around the pen, pick up the trot, reverse at the trot (he broke), stop, and back (i had no idea we were supposed to back!). All the while he was tossing his head trying to evade the bit. So in all seriousness it could have gone much much better.
But ohwell gotta take what you can get.