Since Thursday was a holiday, I got to spend it riding horses ALLLLL DAY! I started with Eros over at the boarding barn. He was perfect of course. We just flatted and it was a lovely low key ride.
|Though he wasn't terribly enthused about coming out to ride...|
Next I headed home to let the pups out. I had a 3 o'clock lesson on Pammon, but it was only noon, so I had a little bit of time. I
rode sat on Shiny before the lesson too so I could be all done after. We did a little trotting in the ring bareback, but mostly we grazed in the yard. #lazy
Rio had his groomies and some grass in between too.
Eventually, after all the much needed flat assistance, we moved on to jumping. We only jumped teeny little speed bumps, but it was so amazing.
|moments before he nibbled me.|
I spent the evening at my dad's house enjoying some grilled food and fireworks on the beach. His town doesn't do a show anymore, but there are all kinds of private (rather illegal) shows all along the beach.
Friday was a work day, but I did ride Shiny and Pammon after work. They were both great. Shiny is getting a bit better with her canter transitions so that's promising.
Saturday was MORE PONIES! And I had to stay on schedule because our family lobster fest was that night. I flatted Eros in the morning, and then headed back home to work everyone at home, and graze Rio. After my great lesson on Thursday, I was feeling super motivated so I popped Pammon over a few more teeny jumps, and then I even jumped Shiny over a few crossrails! We had not yet done any jumping together, though I don't really know what I was waiting for. You guys. Shiny LOVES to jump! She took me right to it and jumped calmly each time. I'm so excited! She's totally everything I wanted in a backyard fun pony. I can't wait to jump some more fences with her!
It's one of my favorite events of the year, because who doesn't love to gorge themselves on lobster? Obviously I dressed for the occasion:
|Don't stare directly at those legs... they are blinding.|
It was a decent lesson, same old issues. I get dragged around, but Eros is otherwise perfect. Lol. Someday we'll make some progress. Maybe. Either way, I still think he's the best dude. After my lesson, I stopped by the farmers market to stock up on veggies and cheese for the week. And that was when I saw the text asking me to ride Fefe. Oops, somehow I didn't see it while I was still at the barn. I had time though, so after dropping my goodies off at home, I went back to the barn.
Out of sheer laziness I rode indoors. Fefe is an ass walking back to the barn after you ride and I didn't feel like dealing with it. (Full disclosure... lol.) It was actually the best ride I've had on her. She gave me some really great trot work, even coming onto the bit and lifting her back. I was impressed, didn't think she had those buttons! The indoor was quite a bit cooler than outside too, so that was also quite pleasant.
How was your week/weekend? Did you have a four day weekend? If you did, I'm a lil' jealous...