I'd been fighting a mild case of the flu. Telling myself that it was just stress I drove out to the farm, worked the dogs before dragging out the horse. Deciding against any "real" riding, I tossed on the hackamore. This is what I want to ride Marm (still unnamed) in for pleasure. I could feel tension fall out of my shoulders as I worked on having the dogs handle being rode in the field with the horse.
Ryder is terrified of the horse, and Diva is determined to work her. It took some work to get Ryder to even come into the field. It took more work to keep Diva from Dive Bombing Marm's heels. Neither dog have had much exposure to horseback riding but I'd love to ride in the grazing reserve with them. So I took my crabby tummy as an excuse to sit and train.
Fall is one of my favourite seasons. I love the colours, the dry ground, and the gorgeous sunsets.
Marm in her hackamore outfit. She's doing ok with it. I think with some more riding practice she'll do fine. My goal is to have her riding steady enough that in the winter I can toss it on, and hop on bareback for a jaunt through the snowy fields.
Looooong sunset shadows. It's been ages since I've seen my horsey shadow.