Hi guys. I didn’t know what to name this blog post, so we’ll see what it comes out as. :p So today, I rode the bay horse Chuck-E. Yup, Chuck-E. One of the horses I really didn’t expect to be in the class. He’s apparently a pretty advanced horse… Well, I mounted up on him, got my cinch tightened a TON, got my stirrups fixed, and walked him into the arena. We warmed up and Christina told us to jog our horses. I squeezed and clicked my tongue, and Chuck-E went into the trot easily, with no hesitation. After trotting him a few laps around the arena, I could feel him trying to lope. I checked and released the reins and he stopped trying to speed up.
“Drop your stirrups.” Oh, great. Dropping stirrups. I took my feet out of the stirrups and flopped around in the saddle. His trot wasn’t too bouncy, but it wasn’t the smoothest I ever felt *cough* Lakota. “Now reverse directions at the trot” I made a half circle while trotting, and almost lost my seat by sliding around in the saddle. We did some more trotting before we loped. Oh, great, loping Chuck-E. Can’t wait… I thought. I got to the front of the line, brought my leg back the slightest bit, squeezed super lightly, and kissed. Chuck-E darted off in the middle of the arena, while I steered him around and slowed him down. We repeated on the other side.
After loping, Christina explained a little bit more about the Play Day coming up soon, so we practiced keyhole. First we tried at the walk, which Chuck-E did amazingly well at, considering he has a pretty brisk walk. But when it came to trotting the keyhole, we had a completely different experience. I slowed him to a walk at the beginning of the keyhole, but he was still excited so he wandered out of the cone-d off area. We trotted to the finish line, and walked back to the end of the line of horses in the lesson. We walked out of the arena, dismounted, and handed our horses off to the employees/trainers.
In conclusion, today was an amazing lesson. I am in love with riding go horses, I think it’s because I don’t have to kick them then :p and so Chuck-E was an amazing horse to ride. O.o but he was drenched in sweat today after the lesson.. is he outta shape? 😉 I also got to see Maya for a minute while walking to my lesson, she was doing something for Pony Club.
Horses in the lesson this week:
I know there’s one more horse at lease, but I can’t think of who it is D: If I remember, then I’ll add it to the list.
Hi guys, today my mom only recorded video, so no pictures today! Sorry!