Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Harley Goes Bitless

John forgot I had the bridles at the house to clean them. So when he arrived at the barn yesterday and realized he was without, he decided to try out Michelle's bitless bridle on Harley. Turns out, he was a wonder with it! No, it didn't have quite the stopping power, but it was a walking workout, not a race. It also gave Harley a chance to snatch at some grass! John was pleased by Harley's performance--I think he's coveting a Dr. Cook's Beta bridle now!
Dr. Cook's bitless bridle
John and Harley ventured nearly all the way to Mt. Agamenticus. They hooked up some trails that run between Orris Falls and Mt. A., cutting off a lot of road riding. With hunting season in full swing by Saturday, we will have to ride in our blaze orange for the next month and a half. It's such a beautiful time of year, with the trees on fire, colorful mushrooms sprouting everywhere, and the ripe berries on the carrion flower and winterberry bushes. And of course, wild turkeys strutting their stuff in the oak and beech woods!
I think Harley is settling in and actually beginning to enjoy walking in the woods. Oh, he occasionally tries to give me the "let's go home" spin move, but no where near to the degree he once did. He even walked past the dreaded target deer last week! Yes, he's making great strides.

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