Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Wednesday, 18th January
No pics :(
Rode with the girl from work today. I gave Pumpkin a 15 minute ride before she got here to make sure he wasn't going to do anything stupid. He behaved very well, no antics.
When she got here we ended up jumping, I went 70cm on Pumpkin, and up to 85 with her mare, Saf. Sad to say, my position has faltered thanks to not jumping at lessons any more.
We went around to the dam across the road and tried to coax them in for a swim. Saf went in after a little persuading, but Pumpkin wasn't having any of it. Ran home and got some hay in the end. He got all four hooves in. I'm sorta proud. I've seen him go in to dams up to his withers to get lily pads before, so he was being a sook.
Planning to make this a weekly thing, and we will switch riding to each others houses. Hopefully goes ahead!
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