September 29, 2014
Ride around the Property
I went out Thursday to the barn, I wanted to only staple gun a cushion to the saddle rack...will take a picture of the complete saddle rack asap. My main purpose was to go for a ride on my pony. I groomed Dani and got her all tacked up. M wanted to ride too so we waited for her to grab Scotty her Morgan gelding. I'd been wanting to ride with her for a while so it was nice.
Since it had been a while since I'd ridden Dani I didn't want to venture across the road to the loud and scary high school so I suggested we just ride around the perimeter of the property. The area was almost wide enough for two horses but my mare wasn't liking being so close to Scotty. I reprimanded her but had to work on rating her since she wanted to be up front. Not a shocker for sure but she needs to ride at all positions for a trail ride. It was really nice to chat with M. She asked me all sorts of questions about what hobbies I had besides horses. I tried to ask her a view things to, she's really nice and will be a great partner to ride with. We plan on driving to Homestead Park nearby, I just need to get some trail loading session in on Dani first and also see how she is riding at the school.
So this was a semi trail ride, soon we'll have a real one I hope! I'm starting to tie Dani up to the trailer to groom and tack up. That should help a little with positive associations near the trailer. I want so badly to have trailering become a much smaller issue. Think positive thoughts!