Yesterday was wonderful out. High 40's, no wind, and lots of sun. This is what spring in WNY is supposed to be!
I did 7 miles with Amira and my friend and her gelding. We did a lot of trotting and cantering.
Amira did pretty well. She did slam on the brakes while cantering because there was a small pothole in the road that was darker than the rest of the road and was obviously a giant hole that she would fall into and then the wolves would get her.
It wouldn't have been too bad except for my friend wasn't too far behind me and Amira stopped so fast her gelding ran right up her butt.
Then she was fine after that, we were working on getting my friends gelding to extend his trot so he could keep up with Amira's trot. All of his former training is as a reiner, so he sees no reason for an extended trot.
Then on the way back Amira kept jumping at stupid little things and got herself all wound up with her head stuck up in the air . Not sure what happened, she was fine for the first 45 minutes of the ride and then the last 15 she was just hyped up and wouldn't put her "gosh darn head down because you're not a stinkin' giraffe!!!" Yep...the neighbors probably think I'm crazy watching me ride by grumbling at my horse.
But other than that it was a nice ride. It was nice not to need a bunch of layers to keep warm! And I got to try out Amira's new Easyboot Gloves. They worked great! One popped off when we were on the way back, but it was when Amira was being goofy and she stepped on herself. And the gator stayed attached so I just got off and popped the boot back on and away we went.
Today is supposed to be in the 60's!
Hoping to go ride at the nearby state park.