Length of Ride: 15 minutes
Location of Ride: Arena
Notes on Ride: Apollo had a lot of pep today! Yesterday he seemed to sense I was a little nervous at first and gave me a nice lazy walk. Today... he really wanted to trot! I tried to channel his energy into some circles and navigating little courses around the pylons I set up. I did ask for a bit of trot towards the end. We worked on transitions and standing still today also. A really good ride. He made me laugh a lot today!
I saw my friend Kathy today and it was nice to chat after our ride. I'm almost always alone at the barn, it can get a bit lonely!
Notes for Next time: Continue with transition work and "patience" work. It might be a good idea to lunge him first next time haha. He also really needs his sheath cleaned so I will work on that soon too. I'm going to buy a few more saddle pads. I like the shape of the "Roma Miller" pad I rode in today but one side is worn out and I hate the pattern. I used it yesterday as well and I decided today that I'm due for a few more saddle pads. Woohoo for online shopping! I'm thinking of buying him a Back on Track fleece cooler as well....when I get paid!
Here's a picture of him under his green fleece before our ride (looking so cute!):
Thumbs up for Day Two!:
Love my pony!:
Top of my saddle pad, hoping to find another similar one...in a different shade/pattern:
I think for a celebration after we complete our February Challenge...perhaps massages are in order for both of us!