I totally forgot the photo
Here, my first time on Eefje
Yesterday I tried riding on the rode. My boyfriend walked next to her and hold the leadrope just in case, and I was riding. Everything went perfect (for a horse who just learned riding) until suddenly the wind started blowing really really hard! It was windy the whole day, but that moment the wind blowed like REALLY hard, and Eefje was scared and wanted to run away. Luckely my boyfriend hold the leadrope, and I steered her to the left so she could only walk circles. After a few circles she calmed down a little. So I spoke calm words to her and stroke her until she was able to walk normal again.
Then we met up with a friend and her friesian, and we went to the riding arena. Her first time in an arena and she was scared of the letters haha! We practiced the steering, circles and bending. One time we cantered but she finds it hard with me on her.
On the way back the house with the dog. I haven't told this story yet, so very short: One day I went out walking with my boyfriend and Eefje, to let her get used to the traffic etc. There is a house with a really big dog wich comes barking to the gate when a horse passes. This time I didn't see him or hear him, so I thought he was inside. More relaxed and not paying attention I walked with Eefje across the gate, and suddenly the dog came barking to the gate. I didn't expect it, bus Eefje didn't expect it even more. So it scared her and she jumped to the side, where I was. I tripped and Eefje was right above me. My boyfriend pushed her to the side, but if she would have walked forward, she would stand on me, my head, I don't know. So that was kinda scary.
Ok, we're on the way back, we're getting closer to the house and I'm calling the dog. I think when he starts barking when we're not there yet it's less scarier for Eefje then when he suddenly comes out when we are at the gate. But the dog doesn't responde. When we were at the gate the dog started barking, and the only thing what happened was a little shock trough her body, but she just kept on walking nice and easy, and didn't pay any more attention to the dog. I was so proud! <3
Some pictures of yesterday:
(My boyfriend on the back, his 3th time on a horse!)