About ready to head out...
Our ride was postponed a little bit due to rain, but it turned out to be a wonderful day to ride. We got in a nice 10miles with friends. He was happy to follow along and also to take the lead. The one actual buck came when we were trotting along and Red (horse in front him) hit the canter and Tesla did a yeehaw thing. Next time I caught him with the head toss and stopped the thought from following through. But given our last long ride, I'll take it! No fighting, really no need for the martingale today! No soreness for either of us that I can tell, other than my ankle in my beginning as it didn't want to stretch!
Loading went well leaving the barn, a little sternness and he loaded up within 5 minutes. We arrived at the trail head with no one around. He was cool a cucumber!
|waiting for our friends|
|Lead the way!|
|And the rest behind us|
This guy did his EDPP just fine, taking advantage of a stop for one other horses to pee to do so himself...grabbing grass every chance he could - stopping dead from a trot to grab water from a puddle when he was thirsty (sent me towards his neck too lol).
|Post ride, feed me!|
|a little cut and bruised...|
Hoping this attitude sticks around as we get ready for No Frills LD!