Sweaty Rem after a good ride.
This morning Joe and I went out for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. The french toast there is the best! It was a little chilly in the morning, but it really warmed up after 11. Joe went up to Madison, so I was on my own for the afternoon and decided to head out to the barn of course. The dogs were happy to come along too. They will sleep good tonight.
First, I decided to ride Remington. Gone was the lazy mustang I've come to know so well. Remington was full of it. He must be feeling good now that the weather is nice! I wanted to work on his turn around but I wasn't getting very far so I decided to work on his circles. That was interesting. He was very strong, never out of control, but there were times I had to check my brakes. He just wanted to tear around, and I guess I can't blame him. So after several circles at the hand gallop he finally relaxed and did a few nice circles at a slower canter. I was happy with that. I went back to working on his turn around and it went okay to the left, but he still has all kinds of trouble to the right. He just needs to learn how to cross over in front consistently and I think he'll have it.
He was soaked by the time we were done so I walked him until he quit breathing hard and then took him to the barn to unsaddle. After that I gave him a good grooming and clipped his feet for Midwest. I am sick of those silly feathers... He's a Mustang, not a draft horse!!
I had thought about riding Luna, but after seeing Rem turn into a fire breathing dragon on such a nice day, I decided to just take a relaxing ride on Risk. I gave her a good brushing, cinched up the bareback pad, and we were off. The dogs got to tag along too. It was a really good ride, one that makes you think how lucky you are to have a horse of your own!
Here are a few photos I took of Choke and TJ last week. You can see all the things they've been up to!