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Ok back to the news. I arrived, other human beings were present (working on the under construction house), and horses were calm. So I fed grain and did a bit more tackroom work. This involved getting saddle racks up, adding more clean pads to the 'clean pad rack,' adding more girth hooks, and hanging up more misc tack. Then I assessed my lack of tacking up area and proceeded to create a semi circle with the back of my car, a wheelbarrow and a folding saddle rack. I filled the area with brush buckets and tack and went to get Diva. She was super chill and stood practically ground tied while I did some quick grooming and tacking up. *swooning* over my OTTB. Then we wandered to an open area with mounting block in hand and got on. That's it. I just got on and and went for a ride up and down the pasture fence line, mostly for the boys sake here, she wasn't really caring about them.
|Bridger pretending he can't see Diva being awesome|
|Wide open spaces|
It. Was. Awesome.
Then I got out Mojito, he was the calmest of the three for the in hand walk around. So then I tacked him up, probably should have put him away after grooming. He was impatient and wouldn't stand still, then I got on and he was pissy. I know he still needs is teeth done, but he had on Diva's happy mouth bit and I had no rein contact. He didn't care, he said I will walk back to my friends and then I will not move and I will threaten to rear and generally be annoying. So I finally got him moving, stopped, got off and then worked him from the ground, stinker.
|Before the ride|
|After getting on|
|Straight ahead to fit land|
From the mouth of Diva, "Still think I'm getting sold boys? You better shape up, gauntlet thrown."