In which the horse doesn't do all the work (and Hana is a rockstar)
|Connor says, "Safety first!"|
|"Run run run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me|
I'm the gingerbread...er...horse...."
Then she gets praise and a cookie and then I catch her. What a PITA.
But once she's under saddle:
|At the trot, we have skillz.|
|Small and Big.|
|Patty and Rocky|
Sirie rode The Old Man, Ross, who finished Tevis in 1997. Now he mostly hangs out in the pasture and tells stories about the Good Old Days to younger endurance horses,
|Sirie and Ross|
The crowd in the arena:
|So sad that I didn't get to ride with Katie--she was finished riding |
when we were warming up. Hana loves Katie's horse Fire.
|Most of the canter pictures were blurry, sorry.|
Hana, however, has a nice canter...when the rider rides it properly.
|Better posture, but I've thrown away the reins again.|
|Inside rein? who needs it?|
Finally, we did a few laps of good trot-work, just to relax and feel somewhat competent.
|Ending on a good note (for horse and rider)|
|"Doesn't enjoy baths, kaitnksbai."|
|"Oh hey. Food!"|
has another lesson in the morning. Maybe Duana will let her just walk around and be pretty?
Probably not. Tough life for you, rock star pony!