John just left to go back to Oklahoma for the week and I am feeling pretty bummed. I think I will study for a few hours and then go back out to see the horse again. Sometimes I worry that as proud of him as I feel, I don't show him that. I want to start working on being more appreciative of him. I think he deserves to know that I appreciate his work!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Jumping right in!
I went out to the barn this morning to ride the horse and we had lots of new experiences to deal with. Boomer had his first experience in cross ties, of course it sprinkled and he about jumped out of his skin at the sound. After that he was fine for me to tack up. I rode him in the outdoor sand arena and he was understandably looky but very good. We had some issues at the canter, but I will work on those later. Mostly he was very good, if only a little tense. About halfway through our ride a lady came up and invited us on a trail ride to show us the trails and property. John left and I went out with the three ladies and we rode for about an hour and a half. Boomer was very good and was really only tense at first. He spooked once and bumped into little Halflinger Ella, but other than that he was fine! He really seemed to enjoy himself and was very relaxed for the last half of the ride. I untacked him in the cross ties and he was much better. Afterwards, the lady gave me a ride home. I think she is really cool and I see her as someone I could enjoy riding with frequently!