She was so sure that the phone was actually edible.
I never managed to convince her otherwise.
I had to retreat to the aisle to get my whole horse in the shot.
It's an individual run, but it's a very good sized one. She is paying the other horses just enough attention to let everyone know that she does see them and she's choosing to ignore their antics.
Today I got out there pretty early and took her on a shakedown cruise. She was very fresh and full of go, and it was almost all smooth - probably 20% trotting, 20% smooth fast pace, and the rest a lovely rack. Gaited horses are the way to travel, yall.
More on my thoughts about crossing the Rubicon: (If you don't know - it's a phrase from when Julius Caesar led his army across an Italian river. It was the deliberate point of no return in his rebellion.)
- There is no more walking. Well, we still walk, obviously, but I think the days where we walked to calm down and walked to get places are over. I'm glad we spent so much time walking, but it's a lot of fun to go faster.
- She wants to go. She doesn't drag-ass as badly as she used to. It's like she realized that she can keep moving out forever.
- There is no more "well she'll get tired and then I can make her behave."
- I am not so worried about saddle fit. I still don't think this is the perfect saddle for us, but it's good enough for LDs.