Had a great day today - even though it reached a high of 36 degrees!! Got horses in and ready for all the lessons, and taught their riders how to wash the horses after their ride, how to tack/untack rug/unrug etc. Met a nice girl called Laine, who also helped me today - she was a very nice girl!
Had a bit of a ride on the welsh cob from my first post - Was GREAT even though he is a bit green.... I was able to canter on him - something I havent done since my accident and I was grinning so much it hurt
I can't canter on Pepe atm, learning as he is a OTTB, but im glad I can canter the ponies!
Lead a girl around today on above cob, got stepped on twice by him
, but otherthan that we had a bit of a laugh and a giggle. Very nice girl also, just starting to ride again after 2 years of not riding after riding friends horses (sad story, they 'accidently' were always out when the girl came over to ride, and then sold the hoorse and said she was WAY to fat to ride - how HORRIBLE is that?!) She is the nicest girl, and tries her hardest, she's going to make a good rider when she starts taking lessons -today was only a meet and greet kind of thing for her.
Got told I can be Team Manager, for when they start it up again
. Really happy that she is happy with my work there, considering it is only my second time working there (only riding before).
Taught a 5yo girl how to do everything with her pony -went well, except she nicked off and put the pony away with the halter on and no summer rug - all good, got that done and she helped me after I had caught up with her and said pony in the pony's paddock
SMART me grabbed ankle socks this morning... Now have two BIG oozy blisters from my riding boots rubbing all day
and a big blue and purple bruise from where one of the ponies was tied to some twine, where I was leaning on the rail she was tied to - twine slid right across and somehow rippled and yanked my arm
don't ask ...i don't really understand what happened..
Pepe pulled up lame after one of his lessons, might not be riding him next week, so might be riding one of the other horses if he is not feeling better by then.