Thursday, May 28, 2009

different horse?

looked like the same horse, was in the right place, new me, etc... but a different one to the one that wouldn't let me get on yesterday and wouldn't do anything the day before.

i was particularly pleased with her as not only was she working nicely after the first 5 minutes, but there was a young friesian ( 4 or 5 i'm told, only been in the country a year) being lunged .... and when it was cantered on the lunge, they didn't stay up the end they'd started at but ended up at the end Molly and I were, which at least meant we could then use the full school. finsihed up with three horses in there, 2 ridden and the one being lunged.

when i was taught to lunge, i was taught that the lunge cavesson should be on the bony bit of the nose and tight so that it doesn't slip about ... nothing has changed about that that I am aware?

anyway, you'll gather i'm a happy bunny tonight. hope tomorrow is as good!

7 comments:

Jean said...

Well, then, another step forward. Glad Molly kept her wits about her when the other horses were in the arena. Lovely.

It's nice when she's a good girl.

Kate said...

Sounds like Molly has settled down!

Di said...

Sounds like a good session, well done.

Cabruze said...

Great! .... and what a good girl to stay calm with out of control Friesan!

Danni said...

Gosh, she doesn't half keep us all guessing! I'm glad yesterday was a good session. Very impressed she was such a cool customer with other horses working in the school.

I was taught the same with the cavesson by the way. Otherwise you have a peed off horse getting a bashed face!

Claire said...

exactly, danni... which may well account for a LOT don't you think?

Danni said...

I must admit I am lunging off the side of a headcollar until my prolite portuguese cavesson is ready :)

There is so little protection to that area I can't imagine having it loose and bouncing around!