|They make my aquarium look tiny. It is 36" long if it helps give perspective|
Saturday we learned the anatomy of the horse, learned how to wrap horses legs and played Pile-O-Leather which is perhaps my favorite torture game. She learned how to take apart and put together a bride and then was given a pile of two disassembled bridles of a different color and had to put them back together. She got it done and we had fun. We then played some games on horseback and it went great until the end where her anxiety caused the App to "take off"", though that term is used very mildly. Though she was riding off of the lunge she dropped the reins and leaned forward, trying to fall off I guess, despite my telling her what to do. The App went about a quarter of the way around the arena at canter before I stepped in and told him to stop and he did. I then made her walk around and didn't let her get off until she calmed down and then made her do a new turning exercise before calling it a day.
Sunday we learned the parts of a western and english saddle, learned how to clip a horse's face and had a Mud War. Typically it involves multiple kids but since there was only one she just got to mud up my horse and then learn how to bathe him until he sparkled.
|If you are going to mud a horse, at least make it the hardest one to get clean right?|
He didn't care about any of it as long as he got to eat grass.
|He cleaned up nicely though :)|
She said she had a really good time and learned a lot. I am very excited about how well Horse Camp went, I have another one for my younger students this upcoming weekend which should be just as fun. I also enjoyed my first ride in almost 2 weeks though I found I still can't do lot. I rode without stirrups most of the ride and have to get on from the right side. Not sure if I will ride tonight or work on the chicken coop but I will ride tomorrow. Great times!