December 23, 2008
Unfortunately, today was my last day out until at least January 2 or 3 because of the holiday and vacation. My trainer is putting him out with Julius [considering it isn't ridiculously cold like it was over the weekend]. All of this is old news, I'm sure, as I've already said that I won't be able to get out for a while... Which really, really sucks. Ugh. I hate leaving him for more than a couple of days.
Anyway, my ride today was actually very good, even if I only rode about twenty minutes. One of my friends got a horse last year, and we've been trying to see each other's since then, and we finally decided to do it, and that was today. She doesn't have an indoor, and it was sleeting, so she didn't ride and I didn't get to ride hers, but we rode Twende.
He did very well. I hadn't been out for about three or four days, and I only walk-trot-cantered him because of incoming bad weather [which hit in the last ten minutes of the drive home]. She got on him and he listened to her really well. (: then my best friend [who doesn't ride] rode him bareback, and he listened to her, too! It was exciting. He did very well, especially since I brought someone out who's never seen him before.
I can't wait until January, when I'm going to start up lessons again. Time to move forward with him, as we're both getting a bit bored with what we're doing.
And on Thursday, the 25th of December-or Christmas-I'll have had him for three years. I love you, Twende. : D
[can't put the pictures in on this computer for some reason]
^My favorite Christmas ornaments.
^I think he looks so pretty in that picture.
^I think this was in the first couple of rides that I had him...probably the second or third time I rode him.