. . . .an that will be over tomorrow!
The mare and I have had some fabulous rides out during short intervals of dry the past 10 days. We have had some record rainfall the first 6 days of June... normally, we get about an 1 inch and 1/2 of rain for maybe the entire month...well, last Sunday...we got that! And the first 6 days...3 inches!
THAT is soon to end...as Of tonight..I saw STARS!!! No, I did not hit my head...I looked out the window! Cool!
We leave for the beach tomorrow...it is supposed to hit the 80's in town..so we shall hopefully have 70's!
Okay...a very awesome note to end on here...riding for an hour today, I wanted to focus on transitions and leads for the canter. I decided to wear my Waterford bit. I have been bitless, for about a month with the mare, and I love it..so does she! But, I wanted to try something...and WOW...she was so cool..I wanted to do laterals back and forth, down the graveled service road.
She really gave me that bend around my leg towards the direction we went...WOW. AND..I was asking for a lateral canter to avoid a brushy tree...and I got a flying lead change- POP!
It is funny...everything I ask outside, I get easily..but put us in an arena..and I get explosions. It is like girthing the mare up...I go so slow..I massage the area firstly, and stretch her legs forward...If I take her outside...she does not even bat an ear...but if I stand in the tacking area...massive -evil- looks with threat of mouth!
I just think what we do, needs to be in the open- jumping, outdoor dressage, trails. She just reacts to enclosed anything.
Well, the mare will enjoy going to the beach with her friend Maddy mare..Maddy's mom of EQUINEMINE and I are planning a bitless/bareback saddle ride.. to start the wkend off right!
I look forward to THIS fabulous view...as I feed my mare tomorrow morn!
Have fun and catch you next week!