I really wish I had photos of my ride today. It was really good aside from the fact that I was riding with a sore twisted ankle. It made it really hard to get on and off the heap of times that I had to and trotting hurt after awhile.
I lunged Apache beforehand just to see his mood and he behaved really well. We then mounted and road along the road which was freaky with apache not speeding up when we had to cross the road and a car came quicker then I thought. Almost the whole ride we were either dawdling along way behind sammy or trotting to catch up. It was fun but he loves to talk to the horses we go past so kept loosing concentration and falling behind.
We also rode past the shooting range which was great it was super loud but neither of the boys played up. They were alert but that was all. I am very proud of them. We kept walking and trotting along and Apache kept talking to all the horses/ponies we rode past. We the ngot back out of the road to go back to my house and we went past a couple of stallions.
That was interesting because the stallions didn't do anything but Apache got really angry and was prancing around snaking is head up. I thought he was going to have a go at one of them through the fence but I yelled at him and he settled down enough to walk past without doing anything.
We got just about all the way home when he kept playing up and because we were next to the road and I have a sore ankle we swapped horses so that I coudld ride sammy the last few hundred metres.
When we got home we went into the paddock and I cantered on Apache for the first time ever and it was fun!!! I am so happy
he didn't do anything wrong he was just lazy about it as always and it was really comfortable like a rocking chair it was awesome. I can't wait to do it again.
I am on a high now hehe. I can't wait for my next ride on him with cantering. I hope to get pictures too. I can feel my confidence growing yay!!!!!