Today is going to be chestnut horse day. I have pictures of me working our first set of the season this morning, the pictures are actually from before we got going fast, husband said watching was more important than picture taking (fine fine you are the trainer and all...but I wanted more pictures!). Note: working is racetrack lingo for going really fast. A regular ride consists of a slow gallop, 'working' involves pushing for speed or letting them out. When someone talks about qualifying times for a race a 'work' is how you get them. Today was just two furlongs, or blowing them out down the lane.
|It was so cold!|
|Getting ready to let 'em go|
On Thursday I rode Gigi in some howling wind yet beautiful sun and a friend took some amazing pictures!
|Her muscles are bulkling up!|
|I really enjoy riding her|
|Like a boss|
Thanks to Ellie Allen Cook for the Gigi photos!
Tomorrow is fencing day out at the 100 acres and before that starts I'm planning to ride my guys. I rode Diva this afternoon and it was very productive. We walked long and low for several minutes before I picked up the reins. Then we worked on contact and bend and picked up the trot. She was a bit fussy, but mostly pleasant. Then we cantered left no problem. Then we attempted to canter right. She takes issue to my right leg occasionally and acts like a total mare. It started at the end of last fall and so never really got addressed as we entered winter tundra mode. Today we addressed it and suddenly she can move off my right leg and canter on the right lead all while saying 'yes ma'am!' Goofy princess!
|Cooling out with a nice hack|