It is me smiling a HUGE smile because today I got to ride a reining horse. Get this, the coward who hasn't loped in...errr......well I really can't remember when I last loped, jumped up on a mare I have never met before, walked her a little, then trotted, then set off on lope circles slow and small, and fast and large!
Then we did some stops, including one where she gave me a little slide, then some roll backs, then
We spun, considering that I have never done it before I was so pleased, and she was so honest and tried her heart out. I have her kind of turning, then we hit it right and she spins OMG, what a feeling.
Then we tried a few more, and I had one where we were REALLY spinning, she was flat and low her mane was standing out in the breeze, and the reins ends were more horizontal than vertical.
It was a blast from start to finish!