Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Toe in the water

Today I rode both my horses in the round pen in a halter and bareback. Briefly. After all it was 100 degrees out.

I'm teaching Smokey to neck rein. He did very well.

I'm perfecting my side pass on Lily. She told me I was doing much better.

I think I'm getting ready to get back in the pool.

17 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Well good for you!

Enjoy!
~Lisa

Cheyenne said...

good on ya!

Kate said...

One toe at a time is all it takes. Glad you got in some rides despite the heat. If all you did was ride in the round pen for a year, that would be just fine, or anything else you decide - there's no rush and no deadlines.

Maia said...

Yeah, well done.

jane augenstein said...

Good for you!!!! ;-)

Allenspark Lodge said...

:)


Bill

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That's a great way to start back. Best wishes.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Yay! I admire anyone who rides bareback, even if it's just briefly.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

I totally agree with Kate. Take your time. Don't be surprised if the fear comes back occasionally. It will do that for awhile before it fades into the background.

Good stuff.

Dan

Funder said...

YAY! See, heat's good for something - makes horses lazier than normal. :)

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Brava...Brava!!

porkbellyacres said...

Very cool. Bareback is still my favorite way to ride, although it's a guaranteed sweaty backside this time of year :) I like what Kate says here...wise words.

Shirley said...

One toe today, two toes next time. Confidence is something that doesn't come all at once, it has to be earned. And safety is more important than bravado. Nice that you can also use this time as a learning time for your horses.

Jeni said...

Happy Trails! Or round pen riding which ever is most comfortable that day.

Morning Bray Farm said...

Well done, Winter!

Wolfie said...

Good for you!!!

Merri said...

100 degrees?? that's not right.
but good for you! and sometimes, it's good just to get on a horse for just a few minutes. doesn't always have to be an hour or several hours and work work work.
- The Equestrian Vagabond