Hi Mom, I’m waiting for you. Silly boy was waiting in his stall when I arrived today. He made it outside for a few hours this morning before he decided that it was time for sanctuary. The upside to a horse that likes to be in his stall? He was clean and grooming was simple. I have to say that I wouldn’t mind a little mud right now because that would mean it had rained. The ground is already hard as well…not a good sign for the summer to come.
No bad luck while under saddle today. Ike was again spot on with his work. Have I mentioned that he is a good boy? Ms. C’s son was kind enough to shoot a short video of part of our ride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOBR0mmaBrA&feature=youtu.be As you can see, we got our right lead canter on the first try – you just have to squint through the dust. I watched our canter video from February again and I do believe that there is better balance. The only bad luck is that I’m wearing the same fleece pullover that I was wearing in the February video. What can I say, it is comfortable and has pockets. Pockets are the key.
My bad luck today occurred out of the saddle. I forgot the battery to the camera (it was in the charger back home) and had to retrieve my phone out of the car to take this photo. I know, it goes against my rule of no cell phones, but the camera feature came to the rescue today. I also forgot the air mattress for Ms. C to borrow.
15 days to go. Guess we need to get that mane pulled and the goat hairs trimmed.