Saturday, April 16, 2011

Trail Riding and Dressage

In the years I've been riding, all the horses I've met have been happy to go out on trails, and less than enthusiastic about arena work. Ginger in particular hated dressage but would happily go on a 100 mile endurance ride in a heart beat, never mind her age and ailments. So naturally, I assumed that Sonny was the same way, and couldn't get him to go anywhere. So finally over the last few days I've given up on trying to get him to go out of the yard, and instead have started playing with contact and .... He LOVES it. I'm actually having fun riding him for the first time in a long time. Live and learn.