Well in this case, the radio silence is for a fun reason – I’ve actually had a chance to ride this week! Multiple times even Ruby was not amused… haha. But making it to the barn to ride in the evenings also means I have no computer time to format and schedule posts, hence the quiet.
|I do have a baby goat who likes to try to give me heart attacks.
Wednesday I was determined to ride again, and I got down to the barn early enough that I rode outside instead. We have several girls heading off for Color Breed Congress next month, so there was a pretty intricate pattern of poles and obstacles set up in the field, which I had a lot of fun with. Using some of the poles and not others gave me a chance to sneak in some lateral work, and I played with asking for canter transitions right after we got through the poles and got some shockingly lovely upward transitions (and some that were less lovely, lol). This was also the ride that made me realize our right lead canter transition is kind of MIA. In the indoor, the arena is small enough that she kind of has to pick up the correct lead, but out in the field… ummmm less so. So, clearly I know what we’ll be working on for a while.
|Might be hard to see, but pole-utopia! (especially since I didn't have to set it up, OR tear it back down!)
I was really hoping to ride Cinna last night (and take advantage of the beautiful weather!), but we had to go pick DH's car up from the shop -- where it was unceremoniously towed earlier this week when it refused to start. Adulting is stupid expensive, and I would like to not. Can that be arranged?
|I did hop on Trigger bareback to check some fence before we picked up the car, so at least I SAT ON a horse.
Thankfully it looks like Missouri has finally settled in to fall, and the forecast looks decent for the forseeable future, so I'm going to keep squeezing in rides wherever I can. Maybe even a lesson? IDK guys, let's not get too crazy yet.