Unfortunately, due to the fact that two horses were being vetted and my trainer had to be down in Ocala all day, so I didn’t get to ride yesterday. That’s one thing that I don’t like about my trainers farm, there aren’t many people there, save for C and one other older lady who rarely rides her horses. So when my trainers not there I don’t go, mostly for the fact that its not safe to ride when no one else is around, been there done that, but also because its not exactly good time management to drive an hour out one way just to groom my pony. I wish I could do that, since I actually like going for a little to just see my girl, but that wouldn’t be smart. Agh I need a closer place!
Anyways, today got out to the barn and it was rainy right when I got there. Awesome. Had to wait an hour just for the rain to stop, but it did give me ample time to groom and play with her.
|Her forelock really needs to be tamed|
|Whats over there??|
When I was grooming her she was being quite cute and giving me faces when I was curry combing her…
When it finally did stop raining, me and my trainer, aboard one of her favorite baby horses Superfly, ambled out to the ring to get in some sort of ride. It was very wet, it had been pouring basically all day, but not dangerous in the least. The field had already soaked most of it up, so we rode in there. Libby was nice and easy going, as always, but had a good forwardness to her. I was experimenting with ways of asking her to go forward, from squeezing her like a tube of toothpaste, to cowgirl kicking her. Oddly enough, the one that got the most response was me cowgirl kicking her, after taking my leg off. Strange horse. Anyways we decided to trot a couple of jumps, just a couple, and Libbers was great. Something in me really clicked with regard to my position over fences, and it felt good. I actually got some far away video, crazy I know.
First day back to classes was a waste of time. My professor failed to mention that class was canceled for the first day, so I trekked all the way to campus for nothing… Could have been going to the barn!