I spent a good two hours at the barn, first lunging Jetta then riding Misty and cleaning both their stalls.
Jetta was zoomy on the lunge, speed trotting around but eventually she settled down and had a nice stretchy trot. I think we'll stick to lunging with side reins for the week and try to get some relaxation back and get her using her muscles correctly. After a month of basically no riding I feel like we're going to be starting right back at square one. Sigh...
Misty was good. I rode her western in a bosal for the first time. At first she thought that she had no steering and we were walk/trotting around the arena like a couple of drunks (luckily we weren't riding with anyone else!) but eventually she figured out the steering and cues and we had a nice jog on a loose rein.
She was absolutely fascinated by her reflection in the mirrors. There's four little mirrors around the arena and every time we passed one she had to bring her head up and turn to look at herself go by, lol. I stopped and let her eyeball her reflection for a minute and it was just too cute how she sniffed and turned her head this way and that in the mirror.
|"Who is that?"|
And as promised, more pictures!
|Official barn members - name plates!|
|Jetta in her run|
|Misty nomming in her stall|
|The lower (main) barn where the ponies are!|