Throw back to some snapshots from Summer. I’m having a hard time quantifying our progress this year, maybe partly due to not going to a horse show and falling off, like I usually do as a report card. Probably our biggest thing is that we haven’t used a bit since March–and wouldn’t you know, he… Continue reading this is us
Riding double has never been his thing. But he tolerates it. Especially when one of them is really small.
I’ve started teaching the seven year old how to work Midas in hand. It was time. We’ve practiced leading before, and it’s always been a bit of a struggle for her to not run ahead, or perpetually circle left because she wasn’t comfortable with how close he is when you lead properly. He’s docile as… Continue reading groundwork for littles
I stumbled on some old pictures while looking for something else the other day. Oh Midas, memory lane! Before Midas, I rode and trained a cremello gaited large pony, and rode a retired show pony. Midas wasn’t the sole focus until 2013. 2011: Midas loved the Minstrel. Picked him out from afar and decided he… Continue reading throwback
There has been quite a lot going on in life, and there haven’t been any big excursions with the horse–but I AM still riding and working with him. In fact, we’re working on canter, and we appear to have gotten over another behavioral hurdle. It’s unclear how much of the problem was him, and how… Continue reading still riding
These pictures are a couple years old, but I just found them again and I love them so I thought I would share. Midas looking relaxed and happy? Something I never get tired of.
We made a discover in my most recent riding lesson: Midas was a western horse once. It started because I was picking up the reins to show my trainer what Midas can do with the bitless bridle. He was in a very agreeable mood, so I was quite surprised when he immediately backed in a tight… Continue reading the reiner inside