So Selena hurt herself the other day but she seems to be better, so I'm going to ride her tomorrow.
On a side note I borrowed a nice cowhorse saddle from my friend Desiree and well...The side rings for the cinch hang down so low, even on pony cinch, off billet wrapped around twice, the latigo when I wrapped it around STILL had an estimate four inch roll o.o /cries/ My pony is so little. I have to go buy her another cinch now otherwise I can't ride in it.
I rode Destiny when Selena got hurt and she did super well. Much better turns, loping her straight lines so much more confidently, getting her all-rights and all-lefts down well. I'm going to talk to Brittney about taking her to the left barrel first, because she turns so much better to the right. She feels super good when I ride her but of course, we need to get Brittney trained up.
Every now and then too I've started riding a horse named Lila who is really frustrating me. She's a sweet mare but she is so hard headed, it's hard to teach her. She's green, kinda sorta knows what legs are, but my biggest pet peeve with her is that I CANNOT get her to soften her face. She is not in pain. She is being difficult. I have tried halter, snaffle, bosal, sidepull, holding steady, bumping more...Nothing she responds to. I'm going to have my trainer watch me with her because it's really getting on my nerves. Everytime I ask her to do anything, she braces up and has a hissy fit. I've checked her for soreness, checking saddle fit, checked teeth, she's been chiro'd...and once you get past this phase she's just fine, but getting through it is a NIGHTMARE, and if I can't get her softening to the bridle then she's going to keep bracing on me. Going to try a martingale for a little while and see what happens.
Oh and Ruger is on layoff right now. He's too sore. However, we're going to try getting Jester into some light riding since he got chiro'd and he isn't sore anymore. Hasn't been ridden in awhile so we'll see how this goes.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.