Badger was back from horse showing this week, and I was SO EXCITED to go ride him over the weekend! It felt like it had been months. (Two weeks = many months, yes?) He had a good horse show at HITS and even won some ribbons. Sadly my trainer is not satin obsessed like me so she didn't bring any of it home. Booo. I have to work on that with her!
I had such a great ride on him Saturday. Trainer had a whole course of just poles on the ground set up, and we spent the entire time trotting and cantering over poles. Lines, singles, roll backs, you name it. And it went so much better than when we attempted the same exercise in Florida last year! He really has grown up so much. Sunday wasn't quite as good since the temperature had dropped and it was pretty windy. Baby horse couldn't help but to throw in some spooking and scooting. Thankfully his antics are much like Jamp's and I can deal with them. Unlike someone else's.... (pointing at you Romey!)
Also I had told trainer's groom about the grooming gloves I love, and he got a pair for Badger. He loves them as much as the other boys!
I had a great weekend of riding with all the bay boys too! Friday night was the full harvest moon. Jampy was done working while it was still light out, but the other boys got to enjoy the show:
|Romey was a little annoyed that the trees blocked his view|
|By Rio's turn it was up above the trees|
|Romes was especially annoyed about wearing clothes.|
Rio had even more fun though. My friend was around to help me set jumps and video Jampy, so Rio put him to work too...
|He enjoys directing his buddy to the best grass.|
The Puggers had a fun filled weekend too! We went for a lovely walk on Sunday evening. They even made it a full mile this time since it's cooled off some.
All of that walking and playing really wore us all out though.