Best. ride. ever.
Hands down. Happy snorting pony. Zero steering issues. Contact, softening, leg yields, serpentines... etc. Fun! It wasn't even what we did, but how we did it. I rode with something approaching subtlety and tact, and my horse so appreciated it, rewarding me with his willing cooperation. Balance and self carriage are in our grasp. (add a thousand smiley faces here)
Once again I am reminded - if I can get / keep my act together... focus + concentration, tempered by relaxation - Val will gladly give me 100%. (And lots of nibbly grooming while we un-tacked!) I love you Valentino!!
Gorgeous picture of him. This post just brightens my day. I'm so happy you had such an amazing ride. :DReplyDelete
YAY!!! So happy for you and Val.ReplyDelete
Lovely picture and wonderful post - glad things are going so well!ReplyDelete
Perfect! Your happiness really shines through in this post. Love the picture too.ReplyDelete
This is the best! You and Val are sure making great"strides"!ReplyDelete
I'm trying to catch myself up on all the goodness here ~
I am so happy for you! I had a great day with Dream, too. I posted with the tag 'breakthrough' and then came over here and saw you did the same thing! :-) many smilesReplyDelete
Yeah!!! Fantastic. It's so great that everything is coming together. Wish I could remember to ride with tact and subtlety all the time. They really appreciate it. Great photo.ReplyDelete
What fun!! Good boy Val, good job you! :)ReplyDelete
Good for you!ReplyDelete
Subtlety and tact, two things I could use a little of too. Sounds like you're on your way though.
I love the photo! What a beautiful boy. Isn't it so great when we have those kinds of rides! Good for you.ReplyDelete
I sense a little elation. ;}ReplyDelete
Now that's what we all like to hear! And Val looks so beautiful in that photo. Here's to more days like this one.ReplyDelete