Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Saturday, 10th November
Rode him a massive 3 times this week :P
Monday is above ^^^
Tuesday I just jumped on bareback for a short ride. Walked and trotted around, with some bending here and there. Generally well behaved.
So to start off the day today, it was pouring rain. Still wanting to take Pumpkin up for the fun day, I put him in his rug and me in my rain coat. Both blue, so we were matching with style :P Mum took up all my gear. By the time I got there, after walking for about 20-30 mins in the rain, I was soaking wet. Ended up riding bareback for the first part of the lesson. A girl on the other team gave him ago, and from what I saw, he was testing the ropes with her.
I ended up on him for one of the rounds and he was excellent. Bending nicely, going forward and stops were good.
Second half was saddled, rode him for individual courses. Overall, he was good. No trouble leaving the arena today, though that might be because he was following mum out...
And the disappointing news: according to the weather people and my instructor we are to be only having a grand total 3 fine days until mid January. Why oh why. Sure, I can ride on overcast days, but a slip we had in the rain a while ago that had the potential to be very dangerous, has resulted in me not riding while to ground is soggy, or to damp...
I will now be found praying that the rain will hold and that the sun will stay.
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky