|she looks like such a baby in this photo. She sure has changed|
|One of my favourites from that day|
However, the temperatures were cold and it drizzled off and on all day. So I didn't do anything with her.
Today, though was beautiful: sunny, warm and dry (all of that is relative of course). Julia was planning to come out and ride too.
In the morning I brought Carmen up to do some ground work with her. I was curious as to what she remembered. Turned out it was all of it. We had a good session and then I put her back out.
|this is interesting....|
When Julia came I did a little more ground work. Chester was stalking mice in the field next to the ring and caused a little bit of a reaction (bolt and rear). But right after that she settled right in. After a bit more I walker her over to the mounting block and hopped on.
We are out of shape and I wanted this to be a good experience so we did mostly walk and a little trot. All I wanted to do was practice the riding exercises from the TRT method and they really worked. The biggest one was to keep a loose rein. But Carmen was good and despite some looking and tension, nothing happened. We moseyed around and enjoyed each other.
I don't think we rode long and then I hopped off. It's a start. On Tuesday I am travelling for work, followed by a visit with my sister so she's getting 10 days off (although, I don't think she's been 'on' so it probably should be considered time off. More like, time off continuing). Other then being out of shape, having her have time to think about how everything was okay is not a bad thing.
It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary (OMG, you guys I rode my horse!).
SO glad to see that the TRT method is working! I love the mounting block exercise.ReplyDelete
I am getting a lot out of itDelete
Omg has it been that long already?!ReplyDelete
I can't believe it either!Delete
aw that's so perfect that your anniversary coincided with the weather finally cooperating for you to get back to work! even better that she was so content and happy to do so!! :DReplyDelete
It was a lovely dayDelete
She looked like such a little beeeeb!!! She sure filled out and into a beautiful spanish mare!ReplyDelete
Didn't she?! I have do share some comparison shotsDelete
FOUR years?? Wow, time sure does fly! And Carmen looked so young! How wonderful the snow and ice has left the ring , you finally got to ride (yay!) and you guys can get started when you are back!ReplyDelete
Time flies so quickly. I'm excited about this year.Delete
Happy 4 years!ReplyDelete
Happy Horseiversary! And yay for riding!!!ReplyDelete
Yay for riding indeed!Delete
Happy Anniversary! It sounds like the two of you have made great strides!ReplyDelete
I think that we have.Delete
You two have come a long way together, I think. Happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
It feels like it's been quite the journeyDelete
Happy Anniversary! She's come far in 4 yrs.ReplyDelete