|so much green in this picture!|
|rather tame rain drops|
Things didn't truly get ugly riiiiiiiight up until we were finished and hustling back to the barn anyway (at which point it got so ugly that both Brita and I were executing emergency dismounts from our still-jogging horses so we could get inside post haste....)
|the storm made for some pretty rainbows tho!|
|i'm quite happy with this picture!|
|the impending storm of doom made for very interesting light|
|so fierce tho haha|
|go Charlie GO!!|
|dark and raining and locked on to the grid anyway|
|tho admittedly the rain wasn't his favorite haha... sorry buddy! but ya gotta learn sometime bc if i would show in it i better practice in it too!|
|we mean business through the grid!!!|
|so many pets for a good boy|
2min video here - complete with thunder, lightning and rain....
It's just so fun. Charlie has been so great to work with, and especially since we've resolved some of his dinosaur-stuck-in-tar-pit tendencies these lessons have been pretty smooth sailing. I need to keep working on staying with the horse and pushing my hands forward (especially when I don't see a spot, just let the horse figure that out Emma! pulling helps nothing!), and keep allowing the horse to do his thing unimpeded.
Getting a bit left behind on this horse is admittedly safer than getting ahead of him, just bc he still trips a fair amount... But a stronger rider position will only help the situation.
|"Scuse me but this isn't my stall!!" - soaking wet Charlie squatting in a borrowed stall and halter to wait out the storm haha|
|"this isn't the mash i ordered either. service here sucks!"|
|it's a bucket of fun in the chuckles mobile!|
We're definitely getting really excited about the season ahead! And obvi had to christen the new trailer by hangin around in it for a post-lesson beer while chatting about all things ponies and the events to come. Bc yea. We basically all want to do all the things this year! And ain't no thunderstorms slowing us down haha!!