Confidence emerges with the Spring!

What an amazing week!  Monday was not the greatest, Mister was just not his normal self, however he had his pep back on Tuesday and I put boots on him which also seemed to help. I rode on Thursday and he was just awesome, we did our circles, diagonals and transitions perfectly!  When I asked he went and for however long (well mostly-we are working on that still but waaaay ahead of where we were even a few weeks ago!) I asked!  Then on Friday I rode in my dressage saddle and I haven’t rode in it since the fall and it was like I had been riding in it all year!  And again we got out transitions, and diagonals  and circles perfectly as well as working on our leg yields and a few other things!  I could not have had a better ride!

Today I rode all by myself.  I had a few things to do this morning so I couldn’t go out when my riding instructor was there so I went out on my own and had an excellent ride!  It’s been quite awhile since I rode on my own so I thought I’d see what we were both feeling like.  When I lunged him and he listened I decided to get on.  No nerves or anything from either of us, so I put him through the paces, walk, jog, and trot both to get him moving out as well as collecting up and cantered as well.  We worked on straightness and staying in the gait.  He was awesome!

I love that horse more and more which I didn’t think was possible since I’ve loved that horse since I first met him!  But over the years our relationship has changed just like with human relationships-we are in a very comfortable and happy stage.  I know what to expect from his silliness, and when he’s a bit too chill I know something’s off, I know when he’s just being  lazy and when he throws that buck once in awhile I also know what it means!  It’s nice to be in that place!  My filly on the other hand is throwing me for a loop! Last week she was super chill and peaceful and then Saturday she was back to being wild!  She may also have been in heat!  My first time dealing with heat cycles and am going to have to learn what she’s like and what she needs.  At least I have my old faithful while I learn the ways of my little  Cierra girl with attitude!  Oh wait she is me-sweet but also has an attitude!   She’s silly, sweet and sassy!!

I am so looking forward to this week!  Tomorrow I’m riding, Thursday I’m practicing Level 1 and Friday back in the dressage saddle! Until next time!

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