Olympus Ranch Stables

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This and That

Yesterday was a great ride on Varro. It was pretty windy out today so I thought to myself it is either going to be a great ride or he is going to throw a fit and try to dump me. Luckily it was a great ride. He was very willing and completed each transition with minimal cue from me! He was relatively relax the whole ride too!

Today Varro and I went on a short trail ride... solo! He was relaxed and swingy, a free walk I would LOVE to feel at the shows! After our short ride I warmed up Apollo and we walked around the arena for a few minutes. He was pretty stiff today so I didn't ask for anything more.

After I untacked Apollo, I put both boys out in the grass turnout to relax for about an hour. It was a great horsey day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trail Rides Good for the Soul

After spending the week doing arena work, I went for a nice relaxing trail ride with a friend of mine. Varro was such a good boy. I did not lunge him at all. We just tacked up and left for the ride! Woobie was so relaxed most of the ride with a nice LOW "quarter horse" head set. He loves just walking around. He spooked once at a jack rabbit. His head shot straight into the air Arabian style and he snorted. As soon as he figured out it was "nothing" his head dropped back down and he kept on walking. Today we dealt with barking dogs, 4 wheelers and plastic baggies. He was brave and fearless for most of the ride and most importantly; he did the same speed out, same speed back! What a good boy!