Thursday, February 25, 2010

Almost there...

Well, the blog itself has been migrated over to the new publishing method, but images will be slow to follow. Sorry for the crazy appearance until then!

Anyway, I had a pretty good ride this afternoon. Panama is getting much better about the indoor — there was no dripping going on today, and he was completely relaxed. (He spooked twice, but once was because I made him walk straight at a bird that was sitting on his poop in the middle of the arena, and it startled him when it flew away. Totally my fault — but it amused me to chase the bird away.) I could totally tell he was happy to be working and spending time with me. I love days like that!

Because Panama was being so good, I was able to work a lot on my two-point. My position feels more effortless now, and my legs are getting stronger. I'm also no longer leaning on his neck — or his mouth! My endurance could still use some work, but at least now I am better balanced with my butt out of the saddle.

I also decided to switch out Panama's green plaid blanket with his red plaid one. I bought both at the beginning of the winter, but he hasn't done any damage to the green one yet this year. Still, it finally got muddy enough that I thought I ought to have it washed, so on the red one went!

Pink, Mom. It's PINK.

Horse blanket

It does look kinda girly, doesn't it? But you can't be too picky when you have a little horse, as there's not much selection in the smaller sizes. I had to take what the tack store had in stock. Sorry, buddy.



At February 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Blogger jane augenstein said...

Too funny! Tell him pink looks good on him! :-)
Still snowing here, darn it!!!

At February 26, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

I think it does too. He's cute enough to pull it off. ;o)

It's in the 40s here today, and sunny. We got only a sprinkling of snow last night, but we're supposed to get a little more this weekend.


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