Monday 22 April 2019

5 Days Of Riding: Part 1

Five days in a row at home meant I had quite a bit of pony time this week. So appreciated! Even though I see the horses all the time and ride fairly regularly, more is always better.

Thursday was my first day off and I was less appreciative of the weather. The day was dark, cold and rainy. West coast winter had temporarily returned. Carrying on from last week, Bridget was very VERY sassy, to the point I didn't think hacking down the road was wise or safe. I rarely get that feeling from her, so longeing or round penning before a ride is a once every six months sort of thing and not a normal part of our routine.

I made the right call, because B was on fire and many ridiculous opinions and not so athletic maneuvers were expressed. By the time she was listening and done with all the silliness and playing, she was pretty tired and sweaty, so I just groomed an extra wheelbarrow of winter coat off of her and put her back out.

Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to putting my butt in a wet saddle and all the associated tack cleaning that comes from riding nasty weather anyhow.

Friday, the weather was much improved and I thought it might be wise to get her down to the exhibition grounds and actually ride her because we had a games day and first aid clinic scheduled there the following day. I didn't want to bring a stir crazy Bridget and replicate Sophie's antics at the farrier clinic the weekend prior. I don't have a lot of pride, but I didn't want to be the star of the show for all the wrong reasons two weeks in a row :)

B was feeling her best, and a rather interesting rodeo was had. On a related note, I can say I've tested my new breeches thoroughly and can recommend silicone full seats if you're looking for something to lock you in the saddle.

I never did get to the bottom of her energy level.  Who is this pony?


  1. Gah, she's so cute!

    1. I'm so biased, but yeah she gets away with murder some days because CUTE.

  2. How can anyone stay mad at that face? I guess she gets to blow off steam every now and then. I wish that the rain would let up here. It's getting ridiculous.

    1. We had a gorgeous March, and it's pretty much been rain ever since. Hope it clears up there soon!

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    1. Shh...she thinks she's very big and fierce.

  4. Bridget has some spring sassiness!