To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dealing with long locks
This morning while waiting for my son to finish up his share of the chores, I tried out a way of plaiting Lance's long mane. It looks nice enough, but I can't see a way around it getting farther away from his crest as I work down his neck. Furthermore, when he raised his head (I was braiding while he was eating), the braid got all wonky.
If I braid his mane while his head is up to avoid this, it'll pull when he puts his head down for the free walk and look wonky afterwards. Back to the drawing board....