Right now my rides are pretty boring, because we are working on the same things every single day. So sometimes you have to take a moment and appreciate the little things in life. This weekend, it was the fact that I opened and closed a gate without getting off Stinker.
We won't be winning any trail classes with our skills, but I am quite proud of the fact that my horse moves off my leg well enough and doesn't get freaked out by me leaning off to the side to open and close a gate. Sure the standing while latching/unlatching was a struggle, but standing in general is a struggle. And yes he was a pain in the butt and turned and shoved the gate back open while I was trying to reach for the chain to latch it. Yep, my horse is an ass because I swear he grinned after he did it.