|"oh hai guys!" - Charlie|
|so quiet in the cross ties. could literally stand for hours.|
|at present the only existing picture of us doing anything more than standing/walking|
|riding in company|
He is drawn in toward the group tho - and the gate. Nothing bad or naughty, just still learning the rules.
|already crazy about this horse|
|saddle pad from Alli <3|
Obviously bc of the show running in the outdoor we were relegated to the indoor for our ride. It was freshly dragged after serving as the warm up ring all day and idk if it was the footing or Charlie just acclimating to life but he felt WAY better through his body and feet than he had just the day prior.
|girth from Brita <3|
Again, tho, it didn't seem to matter. He just went. Those turns in the indoor are miiiiighty tight for him right now tho lol!
|instant fancy dressage horse, just add PS of Sweden bridle|
Plus we were able to string together steps at a time of relaxed almost-swinging trot! Of course it helped that Charlie felt the least body sore he's been since coming home - so maybe he's just getting more comfortable pushing more from behind. All good steps in the right direction.
|we've got all the time in the world to turn this into our "before" picture :)|
I'm very eager to make progress on the trailer loading (more to come on that later) so that we can start getting out and about to see all my favorite trainers and ride with friends again! Soon enough tho, soon enough.
For now tho, it's just more of the same, ad nauseam. Short 15-20min rides mostly trotting with some figures and changes of direction, ideally some ground poles (hopefully raised poles or cavaletti soon!) and a little bit of cantering. What are some of your favorite exercises with green beans?