My good friend was out of town for the weekend and let me ride her Shire/TB cross, Tonka. He is an eventer who has been there, done that, and is phased by almost nothing. In other words, a nice change for me so I can focus on myself instead of the horse.
|He was a tad bit "up" for our lesson :)|
|Jumping is very exciting even tiny, tiny things|
The first time or too he didn't bother to jump the tiny cross rail in and out exercise. But as he warmed up he got more excited and once even tried to charge in. Silly boy. The next time through I focused more on holding him to the trot and he settled back down. Some more photos of the lesson below.
|This is a pole. Tonka takes his job seriously.|
It was also really fun to get on a horse that has some spirit but is experienced. Tonka will make you ride but if I make small mistakes it won't mess him up and that makes it easier for me to relax. Hopefully we will be able to do some more of these.
I also rode the red beast, and he was very good too. But I think I will save that for another day, I hate using up all my pictures at once!