Oh!! Today when I got to the barn, A was getting Gizmo ready to jog. After D jogged him around the arena a few times, he asked me if I was ready. Me! I got to drive Gizmo! They are working on teaching him that he doesn't have to be fast all the time, so it was a nice, leisurely spin around the ring. He was really fun to drive.
Next, I got Blondie ready. Then we had a free for all in the arena. A was giving a lunge line lesson, and Kim and I were working our horses at the same time. Amber started giving instructions to us, but M took over. When we reversed, Blondie decided that the shavings pile has turned into a horse eating monster. If it's not one thing, it's another with her. Now the back door doesn't give her pause; the shavings pile is suddenly scary.
After working her through that, I guess I cut off Kim and her horse. Then, M had us chase each other around the ring, cutting each other off so we learned how to better maneuver through traffic. It was fun, but I was getting rather warm during the exercise. Then we worked on a canter, and called it good.
After I put Blondie away, D started working on putting her shoes back on. He's not putting her show shoes on yet, just a little pair. Hope I can still ride her when he does put the show shoes on.
Next, Audie took a spin on Bentley. It was so funny! It looked like she was riding a rabbit. He was booking pretty good, too, but since he's had over a year off, they didn't work him for very long. Amber did get to hop on for a quick turn, while M hooked him up to a lunge line. Before I left, they asked if I wanted to ride him and I laughed. Bentley is the only horse in the barn I have never wanted to ride. I'd feel guilty making him haul me around, and feel ridiculous because he's so small. M said that I could drive him instead. That I'm interested in!