Hahahaha that is a hoot Dawn! Sounds like Sultan wanted to make the ride a little more exciting!! You are so blessed to have the horses in the backyard...I have mine 2 miles away, which is good, but not as great as having them at home. I sure do miss seeing my horses when I wash dishes.
I finally was able to ride today!! Yea!! Silly Drambuie walked right up to me in the pasture before I even called him, then as soon as I reached to put his halter on he spun around and started walking away! Silly horse.
Anyway, I couldn't remember how to get the Foretrex cleared out from my last ride so I didn't get the miles recorded. Maybe it is in there somewhere, but will just have to fiddle with it a bit. It was recording speed though, so that is good to know. His walk is slow, he wants to stay around 3 mph and did not want to walk faster, his working trot is great, easily at 7.4 mph and his nice collected canter is at 9.3 mph.
I didn't push him for speed in the canter because I was havin a heck of a time catching my breath with the cold wind hitting my lungs. I'm still not all the way recovered from the flu and I was too tired to ride Chivas too. So I only rode for about an hour. I may have to ride with a mask on for a while, dorky as that may look...
I do really love Drambuie though, he is so nice and smooth and so willing to try anything I ask, big & beautiful, and sweet & loving...he is just a joy and a blessing to me. I enjoy every moment I am around him. I guess that sounds crazy, but he is just exactly the perfect horse and I am so happy!!!