Wednesday, June 22, 2011

So you want me to move with you on my back??

The light bulb has been flickering, and suddenly in our last two rides Sage has figured out exactly what I want! She walks forward, she stops, she backs, she steers--and fairly responsively for a green horse. We've even ridden out of the roundpen twice now. She's finally realized that I'm not going to fall off or do something crazy if she moves, and since I ride in basically a rope halter with a loose rein, she feels quite free and forward. A few weeks ago I didn't think I'd be saying that! Maybe we'll try a trot soon?

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