Last week, DH wanted to find a day we could take off work and take the boat out. We ended up picking Thursday, and then on Wednesday he called me in a panic because he had an important work meeting mid-morning Thursday. I told him we could still go in the afternoon (which made him happy), and that gave me time to ride in the morning (which made me happy).
|Close up of the hyacinth bean flowers (purple) and the cardinal vine (red) that is growing so intertwined that you can't tell where one ends and the other begins.|
|Ruby was up first!|
We had an EXCELLENT ride! I didn't pull out the cones but I did touch on 10m circles and maybe because I felt less pressure make them exactly at the cones, we definitely had a few good attempts! We also had some of the best, softest, most adjustable RIGHT lead canter I think she's ever given me!
|I was thrilled with her!|
Cinna was back to being absolutely positive the corner closest to the cemetery was haunted and she COULD.NOT.GO.THERE. Sigh. One step forward, two steps back. I didn't let it devolve into fighting just focused on riding the horse I had in each area of the ring, and we did have some good work on the not-terrifying end, so sometimes you just gotta take the small wins I guess 🤷♀️
|One ear on me, one on the scary corner.|
I finished riding for the day before it got ungodly hot, and both horses enjoyed getting hosed down and parked back in front of their fans for the rest of the day!