Husband is busy working around the farm and no time to take new pics!
I look forward to riding Fergie - she is eager, forward, and will just keep trying, even when sweaty and tired. She remembers everything from the previous ride and we can build on that and add in new exercises. Currently we spend time each ride working on transitions, straightness and bend, and picking up the canter promptly. Left lead is getting much easier - right lead is still sticky, but I am starting to figure it out.
Fergie 'assisting' her Dad with stall cleaning.
Riva is maddening...she reminds me of a kid who doesn't like to practice but loves to perform. You know the type. She is always on at a show - but it is very difficult to progress when you need to school movements at home but we end up spending the entire ride just getting a decent connection and her hind end engaged.
Annoyed Riva Diva - not to worry, I brought her in after I took a photo!
Indiana weather gave us a good stretch of dry weather, and I was able to ride 6 days out of 7 last week - and then we got an inch of rain yesterday... Hoping for a dry Spring and lots of saddle time to work with Riva - get out in the pasture for hacks and out of the arena.
And have a beer sitting on my little pier!