I also figured out a new life plan this weekend. Marry Michael Jung and get Fischer Rocana in the divorce. Just kidding
Sorry Bud, love you. But I have been cheating in my mind all weekend.
I did manage to squeak in rides both days despite the rain. Saturday I filmed my ride for D, so I won't talk about it. Sunday, I had more of a kite than a horse to start with. It was really my fault, I bought Stinker out right as the last of the horses were being turned out. He has been acting really mature for the most part.
Typically if I am riding him around when horses get turned out, I will let them turn him out then go get him and bring him back up to the barn and everything is normal. It was raining lightly and I was in a hurry and thought he would be ok. He was until I started walking him out of the back of the barn. He turned into a kite.
Nothing chill like this. Much more like Clip Clop kicking up his heels on the jog strip.
My original plan was to walk him on the hills, but I figured with his kite like actions that was not going to go well. I decided to walk him up to the dressage ring pasture (his home) and see if he settled. On the walk up there I let him trot a bit to get the shenanigans out. Once we got up there he settled nicely.
The ride was short (maybe 15 min) and we just walked and stretched down working on keeping the connection. Stinker is really starting to understand what I am asking for and I am able to maneuver him without him freaking out (most days). I am really pleased with his progress and hopefully we can keep going in the right direction.
Poor Stinker is learning dressage is hard.