|English is on top in Laramie, WY|
|Alaina's first lesson on Sister|
|Ivy riding Ahab - He LIKES to JUMP|
In Splash news.... He has been learning about neck reining and western leverage bits. The first contact with the chin strap several weeks ago made him rear up but he is accepting the mild Tom Thumb. Dawn D gave me a western lesson in Alaina's western saddle on Friday morning. I had to wear HUGE western spurs and hold split reins in my left hand - and let go of my contact (read death grip). We worked on walk/trot, figure 8's, side passing and pivot/turns on forehand. Splash was doing better than I was. But I didn't fall off. I did get a blister on the inside of my knuckle from the split rein - very sad.
Call and Missy have NICE....
Thank goodness we got to have the Saturday Party Lesson at Patty's. Kathy B brought Missy for me to ride and get some western training. I used Alaina's saddle and Ivy's bridle with Rommel reins. Missy was very good for me and I even got to experience the the feel of a reining spin. I gathered all my courage and grabbed the saddle horn for our canter left lead. Then I remembered you are supposed to neck rein to steer! Ooops. We tried again and stayed on the rail. And let go of the horn. Then we tried right lead. Not Missy's good side, but we stayed on the rail and I didn't fall off. We finished the lesson and went to lunch. Yum. The Party Lesson is an all day affair.