Olympus Ranch Stables

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nothin' like doing nothin!

Today was my first ride in a couple of weeks. I have a "bad back" and some days are better than others where that is concerned. Today was a wonderful day for my back so, riding was definitely in order!

I took Varro out and round penned him for about 10 minutes than tied him to the trailer and got Aspen out. I put her in the round pen so she would settle down and stop working herself into a tizzy. I tacked up Varro and headed for the arena.

My arena is still pretty uneven so I did "on the buckle" work. We worked on a swingy and rhythmic walk with a few "western pleasure jog" transitions. I rode for about 30 minutes and loved every second of it! He was such a good boy.

Once we were done, I untacked him and tied him to the trailer. I moved Aspen to the arena and fed them both dinner. Varro stood at the trailer for at least 45 minutes eating dinner and getting groomed. LOVE THIS HORSE!