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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Slow and steady wins the race

Not that I'm interested in winning any races, just in having a sound Lance long-term. ;-)

Since my last post I've been getting in my short rides on Lance as often as possible. He was feeling full of himself, then flipped a switch and went to mellow. Laura stayed overnight after the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival and kindly manned (womanned?) my camera so I actually have some photos and video for a change! (But you'll have to wait on the videos; I haven't had time to upload them to YouTube yet.) Looks like we've both filled out some; it looks better on Lance. Ahem.

Aaaanyway, after some refreshing showers accompanied by a dip in temperatures, it has warmed up and dried out again. That means I'm being very careful about what I do in the arena. (There hasn't been any riding "out and about" because I haven't had the time available to deal with any shenanigans that might come up.) Rain returns this weekend, which will improve the footing but make squeezing in rides a bit more difficult. Such is life!


Maggie said...

Great photos of you and the beautiful Lance.

Theresa said...

You both look great! I was wondering about dancing updates and glad that you two are getting out as time allows. I haven't seen the back of a horse for quite some time and dang it, hunting season is upon us so add weekends to unavailable days to ride. Can't wait to see the video!

Mary said...

How wonderful to see the two of you! I have been thinking of you and hoping Lance was continuing his R & R successfully. He looks happy, and I envy you the nice arena with bits of grass popping up.

Michelle said...

Thanks, Maggie, Theresa and Mary. I've been getting in 4-5 rides a week, doing some trot and canter during each, and Lance feels pretty good (except for a little bobble when Laura was here; not sure what that was about!).