This is Cody. and he made one dream come true today. There's my daughter's best friend on his back.
And here's Lily in mid grass grab.
Lily is always careful around kids.
Mireya riding Cody, the Wonder Horse
Mireya, who the last time I tried to get to overcome her fear had a major meltdown, faced her fear today. And rode one whole circle.
It helped immensely that her best friend rode and Cody plodded happily along.
Cody has been passed around quite a bit in his life and I often wonder about what his life has been like. He's not a total dead head. He'll canter when called upon and, more importantly, plod when a scared little girl is riding.
Thank you Cody.
Today was Lily's first day out of the stall and boy, did it show in the round pen. Bucking, tiny little rears, charging around. I hope the fact we were working in the round pen made it "light work." But it's such a relief to see her feeling better.
Then it was time to take the next step.
Today I played with Smokey.
We worked in the round pen. Couldn't quite get the join up and since the kids were around I couldn't really focus on it. He did well, though, and I worked him through his gaits.
We lead around a bit. Very well behaved.
Then it was time for a ride...
Which I'll write about tomorrow...