Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A riding horse

We discovered today that Pretty is a riding horse! A friend of a friend has been asking to play with and possibly ride Pretty since I got her. We made arrangements for today and she rode her. She has experience starting and training horses so it was nice to have someone who was really relaxed about it. I lunged Pretty both directions first with her western saddle on. She was a little bucky at the canter to start but settled down pretty quickly. She crow hops more than she actually bucks. Before getting on she put some weight on her back just to see what she would do before climbing aboard. Pretty accepted everything quietly and they got some decent walk/trot work in the 15 or 20 minutes that she was ridden. I have a couple poor quality cell phone pictures and a short video to share. I think she was quite good for having a 2 month riding break! What do you think?

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