While I couldn't upload (ARG!!) the cool photo of Wa's ears out to the side and listening, I can tell you that yesterday was an attentive, wonderful day with her. I was smiling and giggling the entire ride for the joy of having her back.
I was in the Cashel, bareback saddle and chose to use her lozenge eggbut snaffle. The ride ere now, 3 days previous, she had chosen to have a little buck fest...it was shocking and out of the blue, as she has never done that on the trail before. I suspect truly though, she is needing another adjustment and massage from her therapist, she is still not getting out to pasture, so movement is limited.
Quiet, she was quiet today. Frothing foam pouring from her lips, and all the while, her ear(s) were with me.
She and I hand walked down the slick steep hill to the trails below.
Pure Gold! She was such a good girl, not anticipating and telling me that she'd rather turn here or there, but she was WITH ME.
After my ride and times with her, I jetted on over to my sissy's barn.
I was to ride D'apple for her, in prep for a lesson TODAY.
There was something scary at one end of the arena. A gal got dumped there yesterday, and had to scratch from riding the lessons today. The horses were all uppity about the place. D'ap was unusually LOFTY and round and full of herself! Even my sister commented about it, as she decided to connect some dots in asking her to walk and trot lightly, on the lunge line, before I got on.
I did get on and she was fine, just rusty and probably anticipating me...since when I show up, there is a ride that ensues!
She is SUPER SENSITIVE! In fact...I would call my mare The world's most sensitive-overreactive- horse! The D'ap is: the most sensitive, honest and willing horse. Polar opposites they are.
Comforting the D'ap
After such a short time, she was snorting and relaxed. The saddle seems to fit her nicely though, as with the other Tristan, needs a bumper pad for the cantle so as not to set me behind my leg. We used some sheepskin, and that seemed to do the trick. I have my Enlightened Equitation "Seat Bone Saver" on the seat...to spare me- bum. It makes the saddle look tall.
My sissy would be riding today, but she is still having some issues with her legs and some pain. Okay...so, I'll get back with ya all after the Dressage lesson, with another trainer. I can tell you that yesterday's lesson with my sister was refreshing...D'ap responded nicely and I was a sponge.
Have a lovely Sunday ya'll! I'm off the the stables!
All Ears I will be!