Had a great day today. When I pulled in the driveway at Iron Ridge, my 3 Boyz were in the outside stalls. I rolled down my window and sweet Jazu had a verbal greeting for me. Well, that clinched it. He got ridden first. Kris and Sarah couldn't make it today, so it was just Nita, Heather and me.
Both horses gave me good rides — lots of walk-trot and a few steps of canter on Poco. I'm finally comfortable at the trot because I now know how to ask them for the trot I want. For Jaz, that means collect and extend. For Poco, that means, collect and slow down. Heather and Sarah worked with me last week on the position of my hands, which has also helped tremendously.
My only issue with Poco today was that when everyone else left the arena, he thought he should, too. Every time we came past the gate, it was, "What about NOW?" I worked that fat boy hard. I have never seen him so dripping with sweat. He was more than happy to be hosed down.
We're working on getting Daltrey to stand tied (not really tied, we just loop the lead rope), but his attention span is all of about 5 minutes. He's shedding like crazy, so he got brushed and that's all. I lost his attention and was unable to pick up his feet. If we're able to schedule the vet, Daltrey will be gelded this week.
I hope you all had as great a time this weekend with your ponies. Cheers (lifts beer) and have a good week.