Tuesday, April 24, 2012
But what I really came her to tell you is that we loped! It was ugly, it wasn't quite right, we had to break it down 3 times and still it wasn't quite right, but we did it! To be honest, Tonka was ready to do it long before I was. We've had too many wrecks and I have never had a sound horse to lope on, so I have a lot of anxiety about it. You can't lie to your horse though, and he knew what was up. He was offering and I was chickening out and he was getting a little irritated with me. But now that we did it and he didn't fall down and I didn't fall off, I think the next rides will get better and better. He wasn't the least bit stumbly today so I think he's doing pretty well in terms of his EPSM and his general fitness level. I have high hopes that we'll have some awesome rides this year, and do some growing in our abilities too. Happy day!