I fed the horses this morning so I got to spend some time with her while the other horses ate (she's a porkchop so she doesn't get breakfast at the moment - if she needs it once she's in "real" work, I can always add it in). I decided to see what she thought of the cross ties, since I don't know if she's ever been on them.
|Jeez, Mom. What's the big deal with cross ties?|
Getting to see her first thing in the morning always makes my day fantastic. I just love spending time with her. She's a cool lady to hang out with.
Then this evening, after dinner, I took advantage of having Cori there, handed her my phone, and had her take some pictures. There's a forest fire not far from us, so that's why the air looks hazy. Please forgive me for the horrible sunglasses. I have super-sensitive green eyes so if it's daylight out, I probably have sunglasses on. I have to remind myself to take them off for lessons.
|Happy trotting pony!|
|I asked her to trot over a pole that was a little downhill. She was like, "Hmm. I'm gonna slow down and be careful." LOVE.|
|Makin' faces at the camera.|
|Big pats for a job well done. I think she looks pleased with herself.|
The other thing she thinks is fun is eating Spanish moss off the trees. There is a gorgeous live oak we walk under to and from the barn, and she always lifts her head as we walk under it. Yesterday I realized that it's because she wants to grab a snack. So on the way out to the pasture after I hosed her down (she's getting much better about that), I let her select a clump of moss as a reward. I have to get a photo of that sometime. It's the cutest thing in the world, just like everything else she does.
Here's the video of the ride, if you want to watch it. Don't judge my equitation too harshly, please - when I ride babies, I ride to stay on, not to win at Devon. Eventually we'll get the package together. :) But do feel free to make constructive suggestions!