I haven't been on the computer much the last couple weeks so I could enjoy my visiting family, but I have been riding. Right now we're experiencing that most precious and fleeting of seasons – Indian Summer – so I'm "making hay while the sun shines"!
Tuesday I took a lesson from Julie, and she thought Lance has made a LOT of progress since she last saw us. We worked in shoulder fore quite a bit to get Lance straighter, and, as always, on keeping Lance's energy up. Julie kindly calls Lance an "energy-conserver." ;-) We have another lesson scheduled in two weeks; hopefully we'll show another goodly amount of progress then!
Yesterday evening, Lance had great energy. He was feeling pretty foxy to start with; perhaps he was pleased with the stunt he pulled off earlier. (Maybe he didn't like stinky sheep as next-stall neighbors!) He also seemed to enjoy a little "herding work" – my son mouthed off and was refusing to go do something I had told him to, so I took out after him on horseback. That got both my son and Lance in gear! ha
Recently I really scored on eBay. I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a pair of Ariat paddock boots to replace the pair I'm wearing out, and in doing so, ran across these –