Today was our trip to the beach, aka part 1 of 2 of a truly rockin' weekend. I practiced trailer loading with Lucy last night and with clear cues, a lunge line, and lots of positivity, she was standing quietly in the trailer within twenty minutes. I think she will need these tune-ups from time to time to maintain her good loading skills, especially since we don't normally trailer very often.
She gave me a bit of a problem getting on this morning but I didn't get upset about it, I didn't fight her, and I patiently persisted that she get on. She finally got on after five minutes or so.
The trailer ride to the beach was quiet and uneventful except I was too dumb to get actual directions to the beach we were going to and I got off the wrong exit on the highway and had to do a three point turn in some random parking lot, get back on the highway, and continue on. Oh, did I mention that *I* drove today? :D We finally got to the right beach and unloaded the horses and tacked up without any problems.
Boe was a little hot to start out but Lucy was impeccably behaved from the beginning. I could not have asked for it to go any better, honestly! She cantered happily, lead or followed without any nonsense, let horses gallop past her and barely flicked an ear, and went in the water. What a good girl!!
Here are some photos!
|Let's get this show on the road, mom!|
|Claire and Boe|
|What a good horse!|
|Boe and Claire leading the way. I had no idea you could drive your vehicle on|
this beach...it is a happening place, let me tell you!
|Very pleased with my girl!|
Tomorrow is the hunter pace. Wish us luck!