|Pretty girl got a fly sheet to hopefully prevent another horrible bug bite, but it won't go on her til her injury heals.|
|Do you think that's enough poultice??!|
|My horse is in a JJ Abrams movie, apparently.|
I also got to play with Fynn today. I've decided he needs to be downgraded to lunging, and that he needs more consistent work. I'm going to do my best to give him 20 minutes of my time every day so that we can get him trained for real. He was very naughty indeed on the lunge line today, so it's gonna be a long haul, I think. He's lovely, but he's no thoroughbred, if you know what I mean.
|Fynn! He is seriously cute.|
After the lesson, I got to ride the dreamy new horse, Zephyr. He's a six year old Friesian/TB cross (what is it with me and Friesians lately? They've never been my breed of choice, but now I've got them coming out my ears). Regina and I had no idea what he was going to be like, so I lunged him and then got on him slowly. He was a very, very good boy. He bucked once in the canter, but we were riding in the small ring and I think he was having issues keeping himself together. He hasn't been ridden regularly in awhile. I can fix that!
|This picture was taken as I was first sitting down. That's not how I ride!|
He's a lot different than the other horses I've been riding lately. I rode him in my jumping saddle, but I was thinking, man, this is a dressage horse. I'm still gonna see if he wants to jump (apparently his old owner jumped him) but maybe he'll help me brush up on my dressage seat. I had such low expectations when I got on, and he exceeded them by just being rideable. We'll have some connectivity issues to work out, but I think it will be a good experience for both of us.
Tomorrow, some adorable Rocket pictures from my mom!