To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

School resumes after a short recess

Larry got a week off while we went horse-camping; "school" resumed last night and he was a star pupil.

Even though I didn't have my own horse to take on our trip, I did get in some saddle time. My friend Laura brought her horse Tang and camped with us, so my husband and I (on Brian's pony) joined her for a trail ride. The next day Laura and I rode again, this time with me on Rick's horse Oliver.

My nickname for Oliver (aka Smart Chocolate) is Oliver Twit, because he has a reputation for being, um, less than sane and sensible. But this year at Cowboy Campmeeting Mark Bolender (below) was there for a free clinic one afternoon in which my husband participated. Afterwards, Oliver behaved better than he ever has, and I actually enjoyed my ride with him!

Laura also had me ride her horse for awhile to see what I thought of Tang's knowledge base. I think this big, blond beauty is going to make a nice dressage/trail mount for my friend!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

LOL, Oliver Twit...that's good, very good. :) Glad that the clinic produced less twit and maybe just a bit of a twerp. The forest looks beautiful, so dang green. Love seeing the shots of Tang and the one by the water is stunning. Glad you had a great time and that Laura found a good one. Tang certainly seems to have a kind and willing eye