|What? New pictures? Inconceivable! Also, fatpony is fat|
Horse world has been pretty much the same. Fawkes has two personalities and both have been making an appearance. He has been more good than bad, but the jerk did spin out from under me during a lesson on Saturday. I almost saved it and therefore it was the most gentle fall ever - that moment when you are dangling off your horse's side and realize the ground is closer than trying to claw your way back up there? Yeah, it was that. Another reason to love short horses.
What caused this spook? We were cantering a left circle and a gust of wind made a jacket hanging on a jump standard to our right blow around a bit. Even though we were going left and the spooky object was right, Fawkes' tiny horse brain decided a 180 to the right would be the safest option. Idiot. It was partially my fault in that I didn't have his attention firmly enough on the inside bend, but even my trainer, who always says it is the rider's fault, believed it was uncalled for.
It is a shame, because otherwise he was really really good.
|Cantering nicely in some great lighting|
|Nice and calm. You can see the offending purple jacket hanging there.|
|Using that back end like a boss|
|Cantering quietly out of the line|
Still waiting for the magnesium to get here - should be this week. It is spring break in CO and several of my horse friends are out of town so I am going to spread the love and ride as many different equines as I can.