he looks innocent here doesn't he?
this is before heading out to the pasture
My biceps, shoulders and back hurt so much Thursday night (this ride was Thursday mid-day) that I could hardly sleep.
To get him to smarten up I had to take a good hold of him and haul him onto his ample ass a few times. It worked, he started listening and I was getting a decent slow down by deepening my seat and a good whoa by sitting deep, saying whoa and moving my feet a bit forward. But I'll still be putting him back in his other bit lol
Other than that it was a good ride, we rode up 'the hill', checked fence, and just in general moseyed around trotting, loping and walking.
I think he was more than ready to head back to the barnyard though, poor guy hasn't been out too much this spring. And with this EHV going around I'm not sure if I'll be doing any competing this summer anyhow. So there will be lots of pasture riding... too bad we don't have more land ;)