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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Shades of princes past

On Monday my dear friend and her daughter, back in the area for the summer, came out for a visit. I had promised Hannah she could ride again (she's ridden Breezy in the past), so Lance helped me make good on that promise.

Hannah was a quick study, and after some instruction she was piloting Lance around pretty proficiently, although I walked along with them. Then I had her mother walk with them so I could snap some pictures.

I was so proud of my big red goober; he was nicely responsive to the guidance of a young and inexperienced rider. As I said when I posted a photo of them on Instagram, "Sir Lancelot took good care of Princess Hannah." I have been blessed over the years with a string of noble knights who take good care of visiting royalty. ;-)

No lesson for me and my dance partner today; Julie is out of town. Maybe next week!


Theresa said...

Such a handsome royal duo! And so nice to see that Cashell being used. Seems one of them has rubbed out his mane again. Am I the only one in the world who loves a roached mane? :-)

Mary said...

Nice photos of your all around pony and his new friend.

emma said...

Aw this is super cute!