|all dressed up!! now he and Dino can match in their sparkly hats!!|
|so handsome tho!|
|Charlie occasionally interferes in a.... weird way lol. these wraps are equally weird, but they work. good 'nuff for me!|
|the olympics selection committee better be paying attention!|
|barn window vistas of Pig bc i wanna|
|BONUS: Idaho barn door vistas at dusk!|
A couple times he figured out to jump with his front end but still trotted with the hind end (still taking the rail in the process) but he finally was able to trot it without knocking it down. And then actually jumped the thing (tiny tho it was) quite nicely for our final effort. Good boy! Obviously we're officially a force to be reckoned with lol.
|it's static dust season, yo. ugh.|
I strongly suspect that this is directly related to how Charlie feels physically. He seems to be much more comfortable now - decidedly less sore and much freer and looser through his back.
|skinny tb is still happy tb :)|
|ENGAGE; Giant Crazy Race Horse Mode!!|
|"haha just kidding, i'm a good boy" - Charlie|
|maryland is so pretty sometimes!|
But riding it is something else entirely. Like that feeling where I just want to put my heels down, get up in half seat, and plant my hands on his crest and just cruise forever. Plus, while we've only navigated exactly 2 ground poles at the canter thus far, he's absolutely nailed both of them (and one was quite skinny!).
So yea. No real groundbreaking updates - and still no more media of me riding him (insert infinite sad faces here). But we continue to take small but meaningful steps forward. And I continue to be very excited about where things are going!