Came back from my mini vacation late Tuesday, so my first ride back was today. We’ve switched farriers since I was gone, a decision I think was a long time coming, and her feet looked great today. Even though I don’t have a before picture, I’ll have to take one of them tomorrow. They look beautious!
When we got to the barn, I was hoping that we would be done and back on the road home by 5:30. But, silly me, I forgot that you can’t make plans like that when your dealing with horses and the people that come with them. A girl was late to try ponies, so my trainer had to help her before C and I could ride. That lasted until about 5 o’clock, so we weren’t going to make my deadline.
We watched the girl ride the ponies, and then tacked up for our rides. C was to ride two horses today, but when she got on the first he was lame so they, meaning C and my trainer, left to get the second horse ready. During this time, Libby had a little meltdown, and did not like everyone leaving her. By the time they had come back, she was fighting me, but I didn’t give in and she had her own little lightbulb moment. She finally realized that I WAS going to make her do what I wanted, whether or not there was a new horsey for her to smell. Good baby horse. We flatted, and then I trotted her over two fences, just to keep her mind busy the whole time.
Schooling over fences tomorrow! Hopefully shes a bit better 🙂