Monday December 5
I rode Sunny on Friday, and man. It was amazing.
It had been nearly three weeks since I had ridden her last, so I took her in the round pen to lunge her a little. She was responding very well and paying attention.
I got on and we made a few circles both directions, and a little trotting. She was a love.
But the real pride came after our ride in the arena.
Currently there is a small dressage arena set up inside the arena, so you can ride in that or on the perimeter.
First I took her in the dressage arena. We worked on turning and walking straight lines.
Then I took her to the perimeter and we walked both directions, working on stopping at different locations and then worked on some trotting.
She was staying in a trot for almost a full circuit with no extra encouragement! She was steady and consistent in her pace.
Then, another horse came in the arena. I was expecting a disaster.
But Sun proved me completely wrong! She was a little looky at first, but quickly settled right back into her work.
Probably my proudest moment was when she had a small spook passing the mirror. It was a proud moment because all she did was give a little jump and take a couple trot strides, and then she came right back to me as soon as I asked. No bolting, bucking, or post-spookiness!
I am so very proud of my red, raggedy filly. We'll make it to Rolex yet! Posted via Mobile Device