Scrapes, bruses, and a sore butt!
It was sooo fun Gypsy was being the BEST she had ever been. We went into the real tight trails where she usually gets nervous and Ive got to do TONS of half haults. But I had her on a LOOSE REIN! She was perfect no take over..nothing. We trotted up hills we cantered in the wider areas. It was so FUN! Until my friend got in the lead again and her horse either took off or she went into the canter. And gypsy felt she was being left behind so she wanted to go to but I kept her back so she started with little buks and crow hops.
And I told my friend to stop and she did but as soon as I let Gypsy out of our figure eights. She took off again. So I had to do circles and circles and walk back and then walk toward where our friend went. And just had to do all this stuff so Gypsy wouldnt take off. So we finally get out to the hay barn where their are small hay fields. My friend is there working her horse. And I still have to do circles, so im just walking her around take her back to the trail opening and I dont let her go up to the other rider. Untill gypsy has calmed down enough, but mind you we are quite far apart but can still see eachother...
Well anyways she leaves me again. So im just like what ever, she is heading towards the barn. And I know I cant leave it at that so I take Gypsy back into the tight trails and work her in there. Gypsy starts calling back to the other horse. UHG!!! I go up to the crick crossing cant get in because of a fallin tree. And at this time I couldnt hear the other horse. But I also dont care now cause im pritty pod. I then make my way back to the hay barn. And Gypsy is doing so much better I mean she would take off if I gave her some slack in the reins. But she listened, was very sensitive to voice,leg,seat cues!
I catch back up with my friend. And the first thing I say...
"Didnt Cassie tell you the rules"
1. If a horse takes off/takes over/out of control. Yell EMERGENCY! To warn the other riders.
2. When someone says stop and is having problems with their horse you wait for them.
3. NEVER leave someone unless you say other wise. Because you must be IN eyes sight!
... After all that hard work I did to make her the trail horse she is, I now have to start ALL OVER! Doesnt life rock?
I was able to have her on a loose rein going back to the barn and she did do REALLY well! I am VERY VERY VERY proud of my lil boo. But now Ive got to fiix all this stuff.