Today Laurie had me working on keeping collection with Divine and a consistant trot while I posted and sat the trot. I definitely notice the difference when I ride Divine compared to Willy. Since Willy doesn't collect much and I'm not a trainer I don't think about collection when I ride him. I just ride and have fun. With Divine I get challenged. I can't wait to have my own horse to take lessons on where both me and the horse are getting challenged and then I can continue on that path during the week on my own!
Divine and I had a few minor arguments while doing some circles but we went pretty well together. I certainly got a workout!
Laurie was excited that things were moving forward with the new property and I am estatic for her! I dream of having land and an indoor arena some day so I know she is just through the roof with excitement! I can't wait to see the new place!
After I groomed Divine and brought her to the arena with the other mares I visited Pstar. She was sweet as ever and her sidekick Psylk joined us, her black coat just a shadow. The only way I could actually "see" her was by a reflection in her eyes. She was black as the night! Then all the other mares tried to gather around me and I found myself surrounded by mares in the dark...with the boss mare Sala getting a bit testy that the others were nearby. I was out of there! Not a comfortable situation! Safely on the other side of the fence I gave each mare a carrot and then headed over to see Eksodus.
Laurie said Eksodus had already been acting much better since the surgery. When I went over to pet him he came up with his bright eyes twinkling in what little light there was. A few pets and he made to nip me again. I tried one more time and he tried nipping again. Perhaps he still needs more time to mellow or he just senses my timid feelings, I don't like the idea of getting bit. I don't feel like he respects me and I haven't given him a reason to yet, he always scared me a bit when he went to bit me. Hopefully as the gelding fully takes effect and he gets put out with the mares he'll start to chill and I can get to know him a little better. I just don't know what to do around young horses! I'm certainly not ready for one that's for sure! Someday I'd love to "raise" one but not anytime soon!