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!