Monday, April 28, 2008

Just thought I would ride

Yes, that is what I thought. I saddled up my mare Sunday to take a nice long ride in the sun on such a beautiful day but that dang mare had other plans.


Her thoughts apparently included me NOT going for a ride. So, what started as a great idea to ride turned in to an 1 1/2 hour lesson for her.


Naturally Dakota had to get in on the action.


I even changed headstalls thinking she had too much bit. I was using Dakota's bridle and her mouth is softer but even that didn't work.


She tested me for sure but I stuck with it and finally got her to stop moving in order to mount her. I never did go for a ride though because it was getting late and I was getting tired. But at least she knows now that when I say stand still I mean it!


Scott W said...

What does that yellow sign say?

Trailboss said...

The yellow sign just states that farming and equine activities can be dangerous and that we as property owners are not responsible for anyone getting hurt. That type of thingy. I got it from an insurance company I worked for a while back.

Rhea said...

Your girls are gorgeous (Dakota and the other mare whose name I wasn't sure of). Sorry you didn't get a ride, but glad she's learning who's the boss!

Trailboss said...

Thanks rhea. The mare's name is Jonsie but I call her Jones. Dakota is an appendix gelding that my daughter rides.