We went up to work in the arena and I am still limiting my workouts for Weston's sake, at least until he finishes his antibiotics. He was dead on with everything I had asked. 30 minutes in, he was working bridless, and did 4 perfect lead changes in the frount (not rear yet), so we stopped. He is very athletic and very sporty. I am so glad he is off his forhand and balanced on his hind. He has so much speed and power. We headed out for a great leisurly trail ride with Miss Vikki and her rock steady stead-Patriot. We wandered our 80 acre pasture in the break betwwen hail, snow and rain today. It was great to head out and change pace for a mellow ride. I love it when a horse can change gears and put it away. Use the power and speed when ness, and have the head oh him to be quiet when asked.
I had developed a fear of MUD-muddy slippery down hills. This fall I took hank up a slippery hil, he rolled down it, over three times landing with me pinned under him. By the grace of god-and kindness/trust of Hank I am still alive. I was dismounting for every muddy up or dow hill.
I can tell you I held my breath on a few muddy spots, but Weston (and Pate) took things very easy and slow one great step in frount of another. Weston has great balance and is very careful for a baby. He is also very strong which helps too. He made it easy. I am so proud.
Then we headed out frount and let them graze by the road! It was amazing. Stitting watching trucks fly by. Then we rode over and checked the mail. It was not there yet. We had a few gaits to open and close. I felt like I was rushing him, and once I was hurrying him he was not quite sure what I was looking for. They are kind of obscure gaits and he did them just fine.
We shall see if I get time to work him tommarow-I have palns in my head I would like to see happen. Friday we have our open house, and our beautiful sweat shirts will be in......Yippy. By a sweat shirt all proffits go to Mustang Herritage Foundation.....