|Not really relevant, but hilarious...My JRT would kill me in my sleep for this torture|
I've been a bad blogger...as in I haven't been much of a blogger lately :-/
After the excitement of our field-trip, things have really kicked into high gear which is part of the reason for my absence. Have no fear, Alex and I have been working super hard which has left me too tired to spill all the details.
For example, tonight was Alex's first night off in four days. We've had a bit of a heat wave here, so our rides have left us both a sweaty mess. I'm proud to report that we've made some big strides in recent rides (could we have grown up a bit after travelling?? Possibly) Alex and I have begun to venture out on short hacks after most rides and he's been alert/curious but very good. He's also learning turn the forehand and leg-yielding at the walk in rapid fashion. I have been very impressed with my big man.
There's also been some changes on the farm. One of the barns has been leased to a local event trainer and twelve new horses are now in residence. That group has also brought some more jumps (I am sharing mine, as they are actually painted different colors and the new batch is all white,) so we can actually build a nice course). Alex is slowly learning about dealing with more "traffic" on the farm which is something he's had limited exposure to until now. It's definitely an adjustment having so many more people who actually ride in the arenas, but I think it's going to work out without too much fuss. We'll see how it goes when winter drives us from the two outdoor arenas to the narrowish indoor. I'm trying to think positive :-)
So there's my "catch-up" today Alex had his feet done and tomorrow I have a wedding to attend, so no more riding till Saturday.
I'm trying to catch up with all your blogs too, I promise, I'm still reading!