I spent another five hours at the barn today, and my back hhuurrttss😩!!
But all pain aside, I’m going to make two separate posts. This one will be how Sonny was, and the one tonight will be about Belle.
It wasn’t the best ride, but it also wasn’t the worst.
I’m starting to get him back in shape and making him work and I got frustrated with how he was responding. He kept diving in while loping circles, breaking down when we tried loping around the barrel.. I started to get frustrated, so I simply stopped, and sat for a minute.
I breathed, patted his neck and apologized, and we walked away for a few minutes.
When I went back to loping, he did pretty dang good!
I think I just had to walk away before I totally blew up. When I was loping, my riding instructor had me drop my outside rein because I kept pulling/balancing on it without realizing (and that helped too).
As I left the arena, I asked my riding instructor if she thinks he even got a solid start on him. She responded with, “Before he came here, I don’t think he did anything but follow another horse”.
Sonny was 7 (maybe 8) when he came to the farm. And only maybe last year did we start to get serious with training him.
this is going to be a long summer.🤣
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