If you can't tell, I'm so ready for it to be Friday. I can't wait. This week has been incredibly long and extremely stressful.
I rode Jetta on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday I was too lazy to put any actual tack on so I rode barback and in the bitless bridle. Jetta was good and we actually cantered for the first time bareback! (At least, I think it was our first time...) While I'm usually not chicken about anything involving horses, I'll admit I was a bit tentative about cantering Jetta with no saddle and no stirrups. Because 1) she has a shark fin for a whither - ouch! 2) this girl is tall compared to every other horse I've ridden bareback and the ground is quite a long way down and 3) I think it is Jetta's goal to someday make me fall off hence the atrocious canter-trot transitions that are hard to sit and the bucking. So I had some good reasons not to want to canter bareback. But it went great!
|No stirrups for me!|
|Not pleased with me...|
So that is something I definitely need to work on in the future, just not any more this week ;)