Mia could not horse. It was embarrassing, she would alternate between trying to rear and trying to bolt. Even at the walk. Ugh! The two nice ladies left the arena after about 10 mins and I took the opportunity to throw Mia on the lunge line. I mean, we have made an EXCELLENT first impression, can only get better right! Mia GALLOPED for 5 minutes straight. Full on gallop with full bucks. Nice. I had a hard time getting her stopped too. Ugh mare. After we changed directions, she was very fast in the canter but at least it wasn't a gallop. After some transitions where she seemed to think again, I hopped back up. Mia was much better, relatively speaking at least. She wasn't trying to rear or bolt but she certainly wasn't relaxed or listening. We worked on walk/trot/walk transitions and called it a day. I mean, my mare was a super sweaty mess, why not! Ugh!
|Cannot horse today|
|Zooms? We gots em!|
Friday I hurt my back and didn't even go to the barn. Saturday we unloaded the trailer and brought my stuff to the house (note, it is all still in the van, unpacked lol) so I could start resorting and storing it. Sunday I rode in the indoor with another boarder. Mia was VERY forward, with a huge case of the zooms, but was manageable at least. The boarder said she likes Mia's movement, she is very flashy. Aww :) I groomed App and he decided to drop ALL of his hair at once. The pile of hair that came off of him was very large, 2 full pitchfork scoops plus 2 small scoops. Thanks horse lol.
Last night I went out for my first day of my "new normal". I will be riding Mon/Tues/Weds nights plus weekends and the occasional Thurs or Friday. I had hoped there would be more people out at night but I had the ring to myself until I was almost done, a boarder showed up to free lunge her gelding. Oh well, it is only day one I said to myself. I rode Mia first and she was AWESOME. I really wish there had been someone there for some video or to at least see it, she is obviously out of shape and not feeling the "full workout" yet, but she was very nice to ride. At the end of our ride, I was able to get crisp, clean trot/canter transitions that were balanced and at a speed I asked for. WOOHOO! Apparently it took longer for Mia's brain to travel from Michigan than expected. I am looking forward to working her, I think she will slide back into work pretty easily.
|Let's go REAL slow so we can have some control|
|Mr Awesome making an appearance|
|Mia being awesome, finally.|