Saturday, September 3, 2011


Yesterday I had a loopy ride.

Lucy wasn't loopy.

I wasn't loopy.

The reins were very loopy.

Lucy isn't the best at maintaining her own pace, well, not unless she's going flat-out. She tends to go along like a train down a steady incline: faster and faster and faster and faster...well you get the point. It's very rare that I can leave her face alone and just truck along at a steady pace without frequent half-halts.

She was so quiet and steady yesterday that I had a constant loop in the reins and communicated with her more with my seat and voice than anything else. It was awesome.

We practiced over a blue tarp that I have. We've worked with this tarp before (I even have a "tarps" tag for this blog!) but it has been quite a while since I pulled it out. I was kind of expecting the shock and horror response of "I've NEVER seen that before!! AHHH!" but she instead responded with a "meh, whatever" and went over it happily at all three gaits.

how cute is that?
Today I am looking forward to spending most of the day at the barn. We have a few potential projects to work on: either painting the aisle walls, building more turnouts, or cleaning a whole slew of tack. Somewhere in there I'll probably ride, too. The trails are calling my name...

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