Tonight is the last warm night before the cold front moves in bringing snow on Friday. And this evening was gorgeous. Wearing my scrubs, I saddled Carter up and rode for a half hour. The day was late and it would be dark soon. I had to ride him and I could tell he really enjoyed his ride.
That is one part of my riding goal-to have my horse enjoy this time under saddle, or bareback. On occasion we take a ride and he is just going through the motions. With that, I try to change things up and make it interesting. We can do that now that he is older and not so freaked out about newness. Heaven forbid leaving the tractor parked up near the house for lawn mowing for it was sure to gobble us up. Nowadays, he looks at something, I deal with thresholds, we move on. It’s quite nice. In the trot, I could see it in his eye, feel his energy. I think he knew I was having fun too.
Goals have been set so that by Spring I will have accomplished them. If only the Winter is kind enough to us so that I can work all the way through the wretched season.
This photo was taken in 2007 when we played in the south pasture.