Thursday, June 12, 2008

A horseback ride in the green pasture

I got another short horseback ride in today. Four days in a row now — and it feels great!

I didn't ride for very long, because a friend accompanied me to the barn and I felt bad about making him watch for too long. (He's also a little scared of the horses, so I didn't like leaving him alone for a long time.) Still, though, I got about 15 minutes of riding time in, and Panama did very well, so it wasn't a wasted ride.

We rode in the green pasture, since one of the other horses was turned out in the arena. (That one had an allergic reaction recently, and has been on stall rest and limited turnout for the past week or so.) Usually riding in the green pasture makes Panama very distracted, but today he performed like a champ! He walked in a circle going both ways, trotted both ways, and trotted in numerous figure eights. He also trotted way down at the end of the pasture, close to the road — something that used to really freak him out — and stopped and backed on command.

It may not have been a long ride, but it was a very satisfying one!



At November 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Blogger Devin Lally said...

I love this saddle pad! I hope you are still blogging, I would love to connect with you on my blog I fell upon your blog by accident and it reminds me so much of my experiences with my horses

At November 17, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Hi Devin! I wonder if you meant to comment on another of my older posts, as there is no picture of a saddle pad here! :) Looks like your blog is pretty new. Good luck with it!


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