After endless days of rain, blue sky and the sun (!!!) have returned! Thank goodness since today might be the last ride I can squeeze in before we leave on Thursday. Sadly, I am not independently wealthy, so I must work in order to maintain my horses in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.
We made this ride count by having a lesson with Ms. C. Luckily we have footing that drains very well, so we were able to walk, trot, and canter without worry. I tried my best to half halt before Ms. C had to say something. I tried my best to not let myself end up on cruise control since that is when Ike flattens and starts to look heavy. I tried my best to be there without interfering with Ike’s movement. Do you notice a trend here? Ike is ready. He is healthy, responsive, and steady. I’m flaky and uncoordinated with a short attention span. Hmm, maybe Ike can head down centerline without me? At this point, I’m pretty sure he knows exactly where X is.
Ike’s veterinarian gave him his final tune up when our lesson was done. Ike has realized that the adjustments and body work feel good so he no longer tries to walk away during the treatment. The oats that I have in my hand don’t hurt either.
Need to get some sleep but I already feel like a child on Christmas Eve. Breathe in, Breathe out.