Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So today I hopped on bareback, since that is my go-to to get to the root of a problem. My what a good ride it was. For the first time in a long time he really lifted his back up and worked. Ive been pretty open about how slack I have been with training this last winter, so its not really either of our fault that we need a little work. So there we were loping along nicely and I came across the diagonal for a lead change. Beautiful lead change each direction - I was able to shift my seatbones.
So what in the heck is the problem when Im in the saddle?! This happens to me a lot - being able to have great rides bareback but I lose my riding finesse when in the saddle. I guess I still have some of those holding patterns from yester-years that I just cant shake. Cant I just compete and do everything bareback and skip this whole dissection of everything that I always end up having to do? Sigh.
Friday, May 10, 2013
|All geared up for the bugs starting to bother us!|
Thursday, May 9, 2013
About as long as I have kept Milo at his present location you all have probably heard of Middy, the little bay Arabian master whom some of my horse lacking friends have been riding when we go on trial rides. I had been asking the BO if he could move her down to Milo's barn since my friends and I are the only ones to ever use her anymore (she was the now grown grandkids' horse). Well I don't think due to me but on Tuesday I found she was moved to the stall next to Milo. Which I think most everyone is happy about. Middy in fact apparently went right into heat as soon as she sniffed Milo. I'm just happy Milo has a neighbor again and it happens to be a horse he already knows and likes.