Sunday, August 1, 2010
Rose the Strawberry Roan
I rode another different horse today. It's quite fun since Garbo is still "recovering" from his sacroiliac injury... to be able to give my friend a hand and also get to ride a different horse (and to have the confidence to correctly read her well enough before I got on).
Needless to say the ride was uneventful - but I used my spare hackamore - and she relaxed pretty much straight away. She has no lateral flexion what so ever - her neck was like a plank! So teaching her one rein stop was an exercise in dizziness to say the least! Still she was very sweet.
Bronwyn then had a wee ride too and towards the end Rose was making halt walk halt transitions like a pro. Sorry - no photos - forgot my camera! Doh.
Bronwyn is going to feed her treats from the saddle to help her get a bit more flexible in the neck... so then we'll see how she is in a few days.