Thursday, December 22, 2011

Balmy Weather

We stopped at the barn for a ride on our way out of town for Christmas. I rode in the hackamore again, and Steen was great. He was giving me the soft feel at the walk and the trot and we moved in and out of the lope a few times.

It was a warm day, and I think he was fairly hot. He was very quiet, but not sluggish. I think we are both getting more comfortable in the hackamore and he's also getting better with both his upward and downward transitions. He was willing to go, willing to stop, willing to stand. He got just a tad grouchy towards the end when he wanted to stop and I wanted to keep going, but a few short-serpentines straightened him out again.

Now we've got a few days away from our guys. I'm going to use the time off to try to soak my mecate and see if I can supple it up.

Ride Time: 1:00
Horseback hours YTD: 105:55

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