This morning I met my adult leaser, H., who rides Rondo on Sundays, at the barn. We rode together and had a great, long ride. I got to see how she's doing on Rondo, and had an opportunity to ride Panama for the first time in a few weeks. Between getting sick (again), working extra to help out on of my families over spring break, and my upset over my trainer's tragedy, I just haven't gotten out to ride in a while.
As I expected, Panama was pretty amped up. I did turn him out yesterday so he had a chance to release some of his energy then, but he loved riding and tends to get overly excited about it when we haven't ridden in a while. We had to work through some energy and head-shaking (wanting to buck and run, and being irritated with me for not letting him), as well as some spookiness about his favorite scary corner, the corner of the indoor arena where we keep the jumps. There's also a horse ball and a folded-up tarp there at the moment.
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