Friday, April 12, 2013

Chilly and Chill

In spite of some issues with motivation, we made it to the barn after work today. The weather has been consistently cruddy and everything is all over mud again.

Steen was in a funny mood today. He was about as quiet as he gets. There were even times I found myself wishing he would respond to my cues with more energy. I have thought on and off that it would be interesting to ride him with the spurs sometime, not because I think he needs livening up but because I'm curious what it would do for us in terms of precision. Today would have been a perfect day for that, but I'd left the spurs at home.

We had a fine ride. We had to share the arena, but that's never a problem for Steen. Not that long ago I used to feel a bit nervous and confined when three horses were in that space. Now it's not really a problem for me.

We just did all our usual stuff, and it was all fine. We worked on our rectangle, and he's getting much better at taking multiple consecutive side-passing steps in both directions.

After the ride we put them all out together in their purple blankets.


Ride Time: 1:00
Horseback Hours YTD: 38:45

1 comment:

  1. Quiet is good! I love the trio of purple blankets :)

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