SO! Ever see your horse do something that you wish you didn't? On Sunday it was in the 80's, so I only rode for a little bit, and just worked on collection at the walk. I REALLY needed to use the restroom, so I gave her to my trainer while I ran for it. When I got back, I decided I was WAY to hot, and asked if she wanted to ride her for a little bit. Guess what she did? She spooked. My trainer said it was "fun" and that it wasn't hard to get her to stop, BUT from my point of view it did not look like fun at all! A little kid and his tiny dog were running past, and that was what she spooked at. I FELT SO GOOD riding her!! Now I'm back to being nervous. Sigh. I'm such a loser!!
After her spook we all went outside and worked on building trails behind the barn. We have a little loop built that lets you ride down the road, then do the loop and come back up the barn. It will take A LONG time before Denali can go on trails. She gets freaked out in trees when you lead her, I can only imagine what a trail ride will be like.
It's going to be over 90 tomorrow. Little riding will be happening the next few days. I live in Seattle. This is not what I'm use to!!!