Well Phoenix is still gimpy, hoping the farrier will be able to find something this monday, otherwise it will be vet time. With only one horse to ride it feels like I have way too much time on my hands. I had a lesson on Tuesday and Stampede jumped well while making his mean faces. Yesterday I didn’t really feel like doing a lesson so Stampy and I rode outside on December 1st in Michigan! This weather is so crazy, but it was awesome to ride outside. I focused mostly on keeping his attention and keeping him forward. On the flat he gets most angry when I ask for forward or bend with my leg, so I’ve been getting after him if he doesn’t move off my leg right away. If he would be more responsive than I could ask lighter and he could be less angry, or at least that’s my hope. I should add that Stampede gets more angry with spurs and slows down, so they are not an option, lol.
After working in the outdoor arena we went in the field to walk around and cool out. I remember quite well when Stampede would freak out when alone in the outdoor let alone going in the field. I’m so glad he has grown up in a few ways! Went out to eat grass afterwards so pony was happy. Phoenix’s dutch door was open and faces where I was grazing Stampy and he was making it known that he deserved to be eating grass too, so that’s what I did next.
Christie and I got our items back from the embroidery place on Wednesday, here are some pictures of our items.
Going to ride Stampede again today, then he can have Monday off. Really want Mr. P back in action though!