First off, I have been "trying" to post but, blogger keeps eating it all up!!!! Secondly, we haven't been doing much of anything round here. Margeaux pic about sums most of our days up lately:
Mom got me all tacked up, gave him instructions on mounting. Once he was in the saddle she further instructed him then walked alongside making sure all was well. I was wearing my bitless, mainly cause I always do around the barn and also because this way newbies can't pull on my mouth as we all know they can/will! Mom noticed my ears were back lots and kept trying to figure out why.
At one point Ryan had me whoa'd and I showed Mom why I wasn't happy. I did a "Hi Ho Silver" and reared up, just a weensy little bit honest. Mom was right there so grabbed the rein and pulled me down. Walla, Mom now understood my ears back, Ryan in his fear had been clenching my sides with his legs in a vice like grip the entire time. Here I was being all good, I turned when asked, backed and whoa'd, he still clamped on. What was I to do? I figured since I couldn't go forward his legs musta been telling me to go "UP", so that's what I did. Mom had a chat with him explaining that his legs were a guide so the only time they needed to be on me was to talk to me. Her also let him know that I could feel a teeny fly on my butt, so his vice grip was pissing me off to boot. Ryan did real good and stayed on during and after my "Hi Ho Silver". Impressed his girlfriend which was what he wanted. So, my way of thinking is I done good right?