Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Milestones: Crossing the street

One of the big things that has happened since I last blogged about a trail ride is that Panama is now crossing the street with me on his back, rather than me having to lead him.

We started doing this about a week and a half ago, I think. On a trail ride with Susie and Karen, we did our longer trail, which goes on both sides of the road. Instead of dismounting and leading Panama across like I usually did, I rode across — and he did fine!

After doing that a couple of times, over the weekend I started riding him across the road when we first leave. It was the first time I'd done that since he dumped me in the street on our very first trail ride together. He's doing great with it, so this morning on our trail ride with Dani and Texas, I rode him across with his girlfriend for the very first time. (This is a big deal because he can be a little jumpier with Texas.)

It's awfully nice not having to dismount to cross the road. I'm so proud of my little horse!

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