Sunday, March 30, 2008
I wanted to do more loping after everyone left, but Remington must have been pretty exhausted after the practice. We were loping a circle and as we came around I asked for a stop to avoid a few other horses in the arena. Remington lost his footing and went down, we both took a spill in front of everyone!! The landing was soft enough though, and he seems to be just fine. Luckily when he went down it was a fall to the side instead of head over heels. I got him up and got back on and just took it easy from there on out.
One of the boarders at Tracy's recognized Remington from the blog, I thought that was really cool!! So if you've been following along, and you see us at Midwest, be sure to stop and say hello! I would love to meet anyone who's been following our progress (especially if you're interested in adopting Rem)
Today I took Rem out and ponied him some more. I haven't done a real trail ride on him because he is still pretty goosey out in the open. He is much more comfortable in an arena. Not to mention I really haven't had a chance to ride him on any trails! It's been too snowy, icy, or muddy. I would like to get a few trail rides in before the fair, but he sure won't be a finished trail mount when he goes through that auction.
After that we worked some more in the arena. I wanted to get him really good at the gate because it really does show control over your horse. He is getting pretty good and in the video you will see he can now back through the gate. I have also been dragging things off of him. I think he would make a pretty cool rope horse if someone wanted him for that. He is pretty big, and doesn't mind dragging things around. He is really comfortable with ropes all over his body. Well, that's about it for now! Hope you like the video and photos!