Is It Really Spring?

Blondie at Ludington

A man and my horse

Friday's lesson was most notable, not for the lesson itself, but for the snow that was dumped across the state that evening.  I headed off to the barn in a snowy drizzle, and left to find slippery, snow covered roads.  By Saturday morning, we had about 4 inches of snow on the ground - I thought it was supposed to be spring??

Because it was Good Friday, the schools were closed, so I arrived to find four of the kids hanging out for the afternoon.  Audie was riding Bentley, and when he was in a road trot, she slipped off the side and fell off.  She didn't get hurt, and when we all asked what happened, she said she lost her stirrup. 

Sara went and got Harley, and M gave them a fitting and showing lesson.  Sara dragged me out there and made me participate, too, even though I will never be able to to it at an actual show.  Why don't they have fitting and showing for adults? Six of M's students are going to be in the fitting and showing class at the first show, so that should be a lot of fun.  I'm going to have to purchase another memory card for my camera so I don't have to keep downloading pictures off.  Almost everyone from the barn is going to the first show, and I'm really looking forward to it, so forgive me if I blather on about it incessantly.

M took Harley and demonstrated that he will perform the required movements without her holding the lead rope.  He did every thing but back up.  He's such a cool horse - I luvs him. 

After the herd of teenagers vacated the ring, I went and got Jimmy.  We had just started my lesson when we heard the kids saying very loudly, Whoa! Whoa!  M said that didn't sound good, and she hurried out to see what was going on.  Moose got her hood caught on something and was panicking because it was pulled halfway off her head and had covered her eyes.  M rectified the situation by removing the hood.  Then my lesson resumed, and my legs were so sore when it was over.

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