Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dodging the rain

The rain stopped for a few hours yesterday. So John graciously gave up riding Nina to give Harley and me a lesson. We got out the lunge line to work out the kinks in both of us. I haven't had a lesson like that in ages, and it really helped getting back to the basics. Harley and I need some solid foundation work, and since the weather was being unpredictable, the timing was right! I know what I need to work on, and Harley behaved like a good school horse for me. Our next ride will be on the trails though--I don't want to bore him with ring work.

I thanked him for letting me plod in circles on him, gave him hugs and carrots, then turned him back out with his pals. Thanks for being a good boy, Harley! I sound like some gooey 13 year old, but then, I've wanted a horse since I was a kid. And now that John has made a dream come true, I relish every moment I have going gaga over Harley. I think John gets a chuckle out of it as well!


  1. Hey! Where'd my comment go? I'll try again! I am glad you got to ride in-between the raindrops! It isn't easy around here either! Maybe this weekend will be better for both of us. Your hubster sounds like a dream machine--riding, teaching, hubstering? Not to mention Harley! And hey, there's not one thing wrong with sounding like a gooey 13 year old!

  2. Harley and John are the best! Glad you had a fun lesson. We are all gooey 13 year olds! How could we not be with such sweetie pies?


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