Tuesday, March 25, 2014

That's why we don't take a week off normally

Spoiler alert - the problem was not the horse.

Well duh, nothing this cute can be bad (Lie)

Finally got out to the barn to ride last night after way too much time off.  Luckily, I was able to get one of the trainers to ride him on Sunday so he didn't just sit the whole time.  Still, to be safe, I turned him out first.

I dream of boarding somewhere that he has actual fields to go out in all day, every day.  Sadly, that isn't a real option here, so we deal.  Fawkes actually handles it very well, but does love his chance to play.

After some fun, we got down to business.  Holy shit, did my body object.  You wouldn't think one week off would be so terrible but my ankles beg to differ.  So it was a very exciting ride of transitions, two point, knees bent....YAWN.  Luckily, a wee pony came in to spice things up.

He is at the barn on trial and was being test ridden.  Maybe 10 hands tall and cute as a freaking button.  Too bad the horses were all WTF is that thing???  At least it gave me an opportunity to work on Fawkes instead of just myself.  I really do think we are making progress, just sooooo painfully slow.

On the flip side - he used to be a 6 ride a week horse or he would be awful.  It is nice to be past that!


  1. Gotta love cute ponies :) even if they do give your horse some serious ADD moments.

  2. I always find it funny when horses freak over ponies. It just doesn't make sense lol

  3. I don't get the pony fear either. And Fawkes' isn't really big enough to judge so harshly!