|sometimes we do day trips to chicago tho. fuzzy blurry photo proof lol|
|Noel says it's too hot and too early. can't pony.|
Obviously I believe there's more to riding than getting in and out of the saddle, and all the grooming and tacking and non-saddle time with horses is valuable and important to me... but damn. It's NICE to just show up and go, then pass the horse back over and leave afterward haha. (even if it was just to go back to Isabel's barn and do all the chores there... womp!)
|touching noses with her not-a-baby-anymore baby Nikki, another fancy fun schoolie at OF|
|no more pony pics, so take some boats in bangor!|
|ducks are on the move!|
Ya know. Just some basic, straight forward jumping. Exactly the type of jumping I need to keep building that confidence again.
|the thing is legitimately making wake. must get bread crumbs!!!|
P thinks it's bc she's been ridden almost exclusively by kids who couldn't truly get their legs down on her. Whereas, thanks to Dan lessons, my legs are basically on all the time, always and forever. So even if I'm not thinking specifically about correcting the drift (which I never really accomplished with Izzy either), Noel responded by straightening out anyway. She's just a good kinda pony like that.
|ducks and ducklings!|
With my somewhat busy schedule these past and future couple weeks, Isabel has mostly been chillin in the field. Not the worst thing in the world for her. It's not like she's gonna forget anything, but maybe the break will be good for her.
|dancing ducks lol|
So at least for the foreseeable future, I'm exploring other options to continue lessons that work on and improve me, while letting Izzy off the hook. And continuing the pony theme, I managed to have a little bit of a silly fun time over at C's last weekend too with our favorite little Welsh monster, Krimpet. Post to come haha.
Have you ever been in a position where you were seeking out different horses for lessons? Why? And how did you fill the gap - friends' horses? Schoolies? And did you love it? Or get sick of it and quickly switch back to your own horse?