To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.
Monday, July 2, 2012
A favorite thing
"Bright copper . . ." horses! There is nothing like the metallic sheen of a bright chestnut (sorrel) horse. I used to think sorrel was boring, because it's so common (at least among quarter horses). But when summer comes, there's not a prettier color in the pasture.
Larry is doing great. His ability to "sit" and collect in the canter and trot has really come along in the last couple weeks, indicating much greater strength.
After today's ride, he's going to have at least five days off while we're gone, the longest "vacation" he's had since arriving here. But he'll be out on pasture every day, and I'm sure he'll be ready to go back to work upon my return.