STANDING ON THREE LEGS with the fourth leg pawing the air. You gotta love it.
Doug was saddling up Big Cree so I took that opportunity to
So the focus now shifts to Cree. He's ahead, oh oh oh! He's behind, I gotta turn around, no no...I gotta catch up. Ummmm so I took that opportunity
Even though the ride today presented some challenging behaviors to keep me on my toes (and in the saddle) we did have some really good moments. She mostly led the way most of the ride, and she gave me several nice loose rein canters without bucking! It was a clear fall day, temps in the 70's, nice breeze, and the foliage in full color and coming down fast. Plenty of water in the streams for thirsty horses so just a super nice morning to be out and about.
After we got home I didn't turn her out with Phebes, but instead put the gate up to give us the front to ourselves and did softening and bending since we'd had none out on the trail. She did it great at home :-/
I tied her up to the horse trailer, opened up the back to load up some of our gear, stepped back out, no horse! She had untied herself, and went down to stand across the fence from the other two horses. I just stood there, hands on hips, and shook my head. She is gonna be a tough little nut to crack. I turned her out and she set to herding Phebes this way and that, and cantering around happy with herself.
Now I'm finally getting around to baking the monster bread recipe given to me by fellow blogger Shannon and it raised to gargantuan heights, and is baking in the oven. Nothing like the scent of fresh bread baking. Hope it tastes as good as it looks.