Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pony rides!

My husband is horse shopping, which is always fun in theory, but never fun in practice. In order to get him some saddle time so he gets a little bit more "riding fit" for trying new horses, I gave him a lesson on Mac yesterday. Since Mac has been so good lately, I figured I'd get on and warm him up just to make sure he's in a good mood, and then give DH a lesson.

Well they both did a great job! Not that I expected Mac to take off bucking or anything, because I didn't, but I didn't expect him to be as accepting of a new rider as he was. Aside from maybe two other times when someone else has gotten on him in the past three years, I am the only person to have ridden him since I got him, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Mac did test DH a bit, by leaning into the left circle, mostly, but once I told DH how to ride Mac so that he's balanced, he got the hang of it and they had a lovely ride. They walked, trotted, cantered, and did some trot poles. Actually, compared to the other horses that we've had DH do a test ride on, his ride on Mac was actually the best!

Perhaps next time I'll get a picture - I think this will be a regular occurrence.

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