She isn't very good at riding in a group, though. There just isn't much opportunity to ride with crowds of other people, except at an event, which is not the place to be schooling new skills.
So today we met up with the Fish, for a few hours of happy trotting in a group.
These are all endurance riders and endurance horses from Fish Creek Farm, which is where I take Fiddle for lessons. Today would be a kind-of lesson, but mostly the goal was to have fun.
While waiting for the Fish to arrive, I read the "notice board" (these posters are all taped inside the porta-potty at the trail head...a good way to make sure everybody sees them, right?)
Hmmm. A poker ride this weekend? I'll have to try to go to that!
I never win much at these events (unlike Dory, who won a SADDLE a few weeks back!), but it's fun to be out in a group without having to haul for hours.
The Fish arrive and mount up....
She hates having horses right behind her, but the Fish just laugh at her ugly faces and she has to cope with it. She finally relaxed...a little. It will take more practice, but I saw improvement after only a couple of hours!