Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekend rides

Saturday’s ride was disappointing because we weren’t able to cross the river. We rode up and down the hill leading to it 3 times with each horse.

We then waited for our niece to come out and take Ranger for a ride. she has just ridden sporadically over the years. The last time she was out was in the winter, and we tried to teach her to post. Posting is necessary with Ranger if you want to be comfortable. She kinda understood, but didn’t really have it. well, she rode down to the river and we let her trot at the bottom. She posted like a champ. Somehow, she learned to post over the winter on her own. She didn’t tell us her secret.

Sunday was wonderful riding. We took Mingo and Ranger out for about 5 miles and we were able to do some trotting without them being too competitive. We did walk all the way home, though. We didn’t want to push our luck.

I took Cruiser out for about 4 miles. We did a lot of trotting and a little cantering. On the way home, we met my boyfriend on Starry, and we rode the rest of the way together. Starry did some bucking and general silliness, but Cruiser still acted mature. I was proud of him.

I am going out to ride tonight, but it is snowing. If it sticks, Cruiser will have to stay inside (shoes), but Mingo will go down trail. He just loves snow.

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