Lex was home yesterday afternoon - off work until Sunday morning - so, of course, she went to the barn with Mom & Dad and out to dinner. It was good to have her home to ride Riva for me and show me a few cantering 'tricks' that helped Riva pick up and sustain the canter for me. Afterwards, she hopped on Cheers, our OTTB, and walked around the pond with Riva and I. It is times like last night that I try and remember how blessed I am and soak up the moment. Just to ride with my daughter and talk - lovely fall evening, crisp, cool air, relaxed horses (hard to believe, but Riva must have been too tired to be annoyed by having to walk around with a gelding!).
I have been inspired by a few bloggers Halloween contest photos, and have to share and old one of Lex and a pony that we leased for a couple of years for her. Tag (Truely A Gem) was an ornery POA, that would do anything for Lex. She worked at the barn where he is boarded, for a few years, teaching beginner Western Pleasure. Tag would sometimes get used for a lesson horse and Lex could always be coaxed into hopping on him and doing a little reining type spinning.