Horseback riding always ungruntles me. I had a wonderful lesson on the sweet Missy, a chestnut mare with four white stockings and a white blaze. Down here they refer to the white markings as “chrome,” which I love so very much.
Missy is a well-trained Western mare who I ride English, and she is willing to take my cues even though it’s all so different. She has a very bouncy trot but I managed to get her into a sitting trot and it was comfortable and collected. She had her neck bowed very nicely for some of it.
We cantered and jumped a little, and poor thing. She’s really not a very good jumper. She sort of flings herself at the cross rails in a desperate attempt to get everything over. She’ll learn and she’s a good sport, but for right now, she’s like agh! Gotta get my legs and butt over this somehow!
I am set up for Aggiecon for the weekend and yes, I am looking forward to it. If you are going to be there, see you this weekend!