Monday I needed to ride early, I had a test later, and I knew my trainer wasn’t going to be out. She assured me that there would be someone out there when I rode, so I wasn’t too concerned. Got out and there was NO ONE there. I started grooming hoping that someone would come out, and thankfully they did. A groom started painting the fence in the arena. Hey, at least its someone right? The owners husband eventually also came out, but for a moment there, I really thought I was going to have to go home without riding.
Got her all tacked up, and got on. She was much better about being defiant, and was listening a bit more. She did think about spooking at the groom painting the fence, but I quickly got her attention back on me and she stopped immediately. Happy about that!!
Overall she was good. I brought Oscar with me, kept him tied up the whole time though, and she didn’t make a fuss when I would stop her to say something to him. On a side note, poor Ozzie was so nervous at the barn. One of the ponies kept pawing his door, and he was TERRIFIED of the noise. Poor guy 😦
Anyways, Miss Lib was tired after our ride, which doesn’t say much, but she was a bit foamy which I was proud of!
But this ride shows a major problem I have being at this farm, and being at the farm that my trainer is writing up a contract with (twenty min away, 20 stall CBS, medicine paddocks, sounds awesome). Because my trainer deals with mostly sale horses, and doesn’t have a lot of boarders, and doesn’t want a lot of boarders, I may at times be alone. And I don’t like that. Those are going to be days that I don’t ride, just for the safety aspect of it. Hopefully with the new farm, more girls will come. Hopefully…
|Good girl, waiting for her treat. Can you tell shes impatient?|
|My good boy at the barn.|