It was the perfect day for skipping class. The sun was shining brightly - so gorgeous out. I went and got Jetta out of the pasture and I lunged her in side reins over some raised poles. She did fantastic, really reaching down and lifting her back, exactly what I was going for. Then I tacked her up.
She was much better than yesterday (well, duh, I had my stirrups back!) and after a couple reminders to listen to me we got some great stretchy trot and a supple and round canter. No bucking in sight :) Then, the icing on the cake: guess what we did?
Trail ride!!! Ok, I'll admit it was a wimpy trail ride but I was excited to be outside in the sunshine. I double checked with the BO and she said it was ok to go out on the trails, but I didn't really know where I was going and while the trails were limited because of fencing on two sides, I felt like I had ridden into someone's back yard so I hastily retreated. I'll have to ask the BO exactly where to go because there was a defined path, but maybe I missed the "real" one? Anywho, supposedly it backs up to a state forest that I can get a permit to ride in so I need to figure out how to do so! Because it would be awesome.
Afterwards Jetta had a nice roll in the dirt and I tried to take her picture...
|I'm not paying attention...|
|Ok, you can take my picture.|