I do have good news, though! Starting this Summer, or before then, I'll be able to ride Red WAY more through the week. Which will probably jack up my 2-rides-a-week-if-I'm-lucky to about 3 or 4 rides a week, depending on weather and etc. Which means me and my pony will be hitting our training hard, but most importantly, we'll both be a better team. More hard work=more accomplishments. I'm still working on a schedule but I'd say we'll have one, more fun and laidback ride, and two training, roping focused rides. Then the weekend, of course, when everyone at the barn takes "annual" trail rides and we goof off. Goofing is fun.
Gonna go out and trim the beasts today before the parade. Red has a mohawk because I'm terrible at keeping bridle paths trimmed and his whiskers/fetlocks need trimmed bad. He's starting to look like a mammoth pony. I hate the long, fuzzy hair because it makes him look smaller and it hides all of his muscle and I worked hard on that muscle, I don't want it to be hidden. :/ I would clip but I'm really pro-fuzz and I don't show, maybe
Got my English pad ordered, it'll be here by Christmas which is good because my mom was the one who bought it as an early Christmas gift. I'm really excited. I got a burgundy pad with a white monogram. Woot!!
Anyways, I'm basically just rambling now so here's a photo of my pony bowing like a fancy trick pony.
|If he'd put that knee down, we'd be cool. (This is after bribery and a lot of treats..)|
And because I'm a fail, here's a photo from our ride last Saturday.
|Redhead was a good pony but lazy.|
He decided to jump, yes, jump, a little ditch on the trails that day and scared me half to death. Thanks, Red! He wants to be a jumper butttttt mama wants to be a roper so he'll have to deal! Maybe we'll start jumping later. Who knows