|throwback to last fall when the days were getting shorter.|
|indoor at Charlie's home barn ST|
|outdoor at Charlie's home barn ST|
|trails at OF|
|warm up field at OF|
|OF's dressage court|
|indoor at dressage barn TM|
|OF outdoor jump arena|
|indoor at Austen's barn|
|actually jumping in OF's outdoor jump ring!|
But it was an interesting experience for me bc I found myself pretty unhappy with Monday's ride, yet the unhappiness was totally my own construction. I could have rearranged my thoughts and expectations going into the ride, had the same exact ride, and walked away feeling happy instead of frustrated.
|cross country course at OF!|
|trails at sweet air!|
|revisiting the dressage court at OF!|
I'm not sure whether that's a function of me riding differently off property (as in, riding in such a way that I recognize it could be harder and therefore offer more support?) or if Charlie simply has different associations with the grounds at home and feels more confident in trying to take the upper hand (as in, "Excuse me but my field is that way.").
|indoor at OF - smallest indoor yet, and always with lots going on inside|
Is your horse easily influenced by the world around him? Riding in different rings or in different groups of horses? Is he better with or without company? Or does he know when it's feeding or turnout time and would really rather not work at that point? I'm curious to know how all the different horses react! Isabel could be foot perfect in basically any environment.... but then again at home she always had a stronger draw to the gate and barn too...