it's been a good week in general, I was at the ranch Saturday through Tuesday first for mother daughter camp and then part of a rental group's stay, some elementary kids who were nice but not so great at listening and up at 4:15 AM. Mother daughter was fun, not as many mothers acting like they know better then staff which was nice cause sometimes that happens. I taught vaulting and all the Mom's thought I was nuts when I asked them if they wanted to try. We were bringing the horses in for lunch and were on a bit of a time crunch so since our horses are all wonderful, smart and well trained we just untied them and left the gate into the stalls open and let them figure it out and they all clued in and went to their stall, until I got to a sweet old pony named Sally who just followed at my shoulder like a good little girl and when I stopped, pointed her at her stall and clucked at her to go she, just stared at me like "Aren't you coming?" when I started walking away she followed me like "Um, human? where you goes? why no go to my stall? human? human, I'm hungry can we go in now please? what? you wanna go by myself? no! human I can't do this with out you!" she's such a sweet old thing
Equestrianism; 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember you're absolutely insane to be riding a beast that big.