The martingale came off today!
He was such a good boy! I am so proud of him! The only thing is, the forecast says rain for this weekend. So maybe no show (its outside). However, I am not that disappointed because this show was just going to be a schooling show for the two of us, since its not pointed towards the riding club that I am a member of (they have year-end awards), so its ok, I guess...
Anyway, jumping lesson tomorrow, yay!
Today I popped X over a small jump that was set up for a beginner rider's lesson. I wasn't sure what to expect, since I hadn't jumped in a few weeks. He got very excited, it was funny, I hadn't realized how much he seems to love jumping. So there were a few bucks (more than a few actually :) ). The one thing that I think I have learned the most from my three short months (almost 4!) with this horse is how to sit a buck! He bucks when he's excited, when he's mad, and when he's frustrated with me (mostly when I'm off-balance, I have a huge problem with leaning). Its good, though, he's the first horse like this that I have had the chance to ride long term, and its interesting. The bucking has improved though, its gone from the whole long side of the ring every time we cantered, to just a few good-natured bucks after a jump. :)
Hoping for sunshine for Sunday!
*does a sun-dance*
Oh yeah, I almost forgot!
So I was watching my trainer work with Bodie, the mustang/morgan who came to the barn for saddle training, she was getting him used to the saddle. And I was wondering, how old are horses generally when you train them to be ridden?