|Clearly worried we might miss a lesson.|
I also found a bit that he's really happy in on the flat. Or maybe he's not at all happy, but he is SO soft and responsive in it! And he's wearing his ears, so I don't think he's pissed... It's a two ring leather mullen mouth from Sweet Billy's bits. I had ordered it awhile back for Jamp, but never got around to trying him in it. Rio really liked the loose ring version. I just ordered a Dee to try Eros in, but I don't think it will be the right bit to jump. We'll see though, you just never know!
With the bigger bit, he's really been listening well over fences. I can make all the bending four stride lines happen, and he's not dragging me through the corners like an equine race car. Very nice change indeed! Despite our struggles figuring each other out, I am so completely enamored with this horse. He's really been my rock the past year, and I just can't get enough of him. Such a nice feeling to look forward to riding every day. I didn't always feel that way with Jamp and it really is something special.
|Anyone else just melt a little when your horse wanders over unprompted?|
|And by play, we mean stand around and eat hay. But outside!|
Anyway, she's been very happy to get back outside. And on Saturday we started riding again!
|That mane though....|
|I gots jokes Mom!|
How are things going with all of you? Horses doing well? Do you try to take advantage of winter by organizing and purging your house? Or maybe your tack room? (That's next... but maybe waiting for Spring when it's a little warmer.)