Monday, December 21, 2009
Well - because of the holidays and the horrid weather we have been having, I have not been able to take a lesson in 2 weeks! Well - the sun finally came out (THANK YOU GOD!!!) and dried up some of the mud..so yesterday I was able to ride. I chose to ride astride though. I wanted my boy to know that it was okay for him to trot for long distances and that I would not ALWAYS pull him down as I tend to do when I ride aside. What a good boy Oliver is! We trotted up and down the fence line of our property...going away from and back towards the barn (and all of his friends!) He worked as hard for me going as he did returning. He rated his speed according to what I asked of him and he did NOT try to go faster just because we were headed back to the barn!
Have I told you that I LOVE THIS HORSE!!!