Spring is in the Air

Medallions 2007

Wow, it seems like spring has finally arrived!  It was a beautiful day, with the sun shining merrily from the sky.  I was so excited to go riding in a t-shirt!  It's the simple things that really get me motivated.  I realized too late that I had brought my winter boots so my feet were roasting, but it felt great to be warm, so I didn't really mind.

I rode Jimmy, and Jen was up on Doc.  I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but Doc was a World Champion trail horse, so not only is he an A #1 lesson horse, he's also a champ!  I guess we will just have to overlook the repeated coughs when he first starts trotting.  It just takes a couple of heavy-duty hacks for him to really get settled down to business.

A was in charge of our lesson.  M was trying to teach Amber how to use a show bridle.  Harley was just not very enthusiastic about it, and M had to give him a refresher course on how to wear the bridle.  She doesn't take any crap from the horses, and that's something that I need to learn.  I let them get away with so much - no wonder they don't pay any attention to me!

Jimmy was wonderful, and I had a great lesson.  He cantered in a nice little ball, quite a contrast from the last time I rode him during a non-lunge line lesson.  He picked up the wrong lead the second way, but after I stopped him and asked again, off he went at a nice, slow pace.  It was kind of nice not having to worry about his head set and to just concentrate on my form.  A said I found my pretty feet again.  Now she is giving me grief about my hand position.  I need to hold my hands higher and have more bend in my elbows.  It feels really awkward on Jimmy with his hunter head set.

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