|We are going to ride??? Are you sure?|
|Haha! Funny. There are no pony rides on spotted ponies|
I then rode around with another boarder who has a new horse. She is older, a fairly fearful rider, but does things I don't get. For example she lunges in really small circles in all 4 corners of the arena "so there aren't surprises" when/if she gets on. She also would only ride if I stayed on my horse out with her. *sigh* Her horse kept walking off as soon as it halted, making it difficult for the her to adjust/swap the lunge line. When the boarder made a comment about it was annoying, I made a comment back that she should try making the horse stand still when it moved, instead of following the mare all over. Boarder says "I don't want to be harsh with her, I just got her". Uh.... I made the point that she was setting the precedent in this new relationship and if she says it is okay to walk around, the mare will. It would likely be less confusing for the horse if she laid the ground rules now. Boarder said that made a lot of sense and the mare seemed content to adhere to the new rules. The horse was a good mare and was obviously bored, exactly what I think the boarder is looking for.
|Oh, wait, cookies? I can give pony rides for cookies.|