The weather abated a bit so it was only 30F and 15 mph winds when we set out to ride to the power lines. It took about an hour to get Brego forward into the bit and not jigging and behind the bit. On the way to the power lines, I took him to the fairgrounds were the ground was well drained and not frozen and we did some speed work. He actually did quite well, never offering to buck or misbehave. Without the hounds or the other horses, I had more of his attention.
Monday, November 24, 2008
We made for the power lines and it looks like there will be plenty of riding there. The terrain is rocky and steep, reminiscent of Central Texas. This is really good news because it will provide an area where I can keep Brego's feet conditioned to rocks.
A big, fat horse gets a chase body clip.
The picture of innocence
So it was a good ride, with some good speed work, where I had his attention. He was so good, I didn't get a chance to work on my maniacal laugh. :)
After the ride, we had dinner guests and one of the women wanted to ride, so I put her on Brego bareback to play around in the backyard. It's amazing how that horse can go from demonic to teddy bear. He was a perfect gentleman. Horses need good work to be happy and feel self confident.