Not very far, it is true - but I managed to get molly down the hill and half way round the 20 acre, i was very pleased. I think what decided her against going further was the pheasant sitting on the log at the half way point - either that, or the sudden realisation that she was in fact on her own! she had thought about not going at all, but didn't turn round, so I tapped her with the stick and down we went.
when we came back i did try to go the other way under the willow, but she wasn't having that.....so we went back to the arena and practiced our trot circles etc which are improving.
and I worked out why she was heavy in my hand yesterday - i'd put the reins on the wrong ring, oops. Sorted that.
I was impressed to be able to ride at all - raining when i left the house, no one else was, groomed and put the saddle on and then had a cup of tea and could see it was clearing, so mucked out round her whilst the weather cleared some more. Turned into a gorgeous day, for the little we did she was very warm, out without rug, glorious sunshine,
the whole day was spoilt by the fact that I'm having to have coffee now - there was enough milk for me to have my tea when i came home, when i left; came home, brewed a pot whilst toast toasted and i cleared & refilled dishwasher, toast ready, poured tea - no milk! AARGH. by which time partner had left .. and is going to the shops and won't have registered that milk is required....
ah well, it's been a good day so far and its only 11 am - the joys of the clocks going back to GMT!
Third Time Pays for All
10 months ago