Friday, June 30, 2017

Dramatic Baby Mare

I am not going to lie, I was super excited to ride Cinna because I love babies (I know I am super dumb sometimes).  Poor China had her mind blown a little bit, because she was being ridden in the dark and then had to have two riders.  As Leah mentioned, Cinna did not want to have anything to do with the one corner.  But Leah got to have most of the fun with that and Cinna had chilled a bit about it by the time it was my turn.

How can you not love that face?

When I first got on her, she made it quite clear she was offended by this whole swapping riders thing instead of being done.  She put a solid hump in her back and I was wondering if she was going to try bucking.  I was also laughing about her being offended so I wasn't too worried.  I decided to start off with most of the exercises I do with Stinker to get him to relax.  Cinna was a little confused because most of them ask for lateral movement, but she quickly picked up on what I wanted and started to relax.

Adorable dramatic baby

I am not going to lie, I felt 100 times more comfortable on Cinna than I did with Ruby.  Which is funny because Cinna is the baby and isn't as far along as Ruby.  But Cinna rode quite similar to Stinker (less flailing), but the both have busy minds and need frequent changes of directions to keep them focused on work and not looking for distractions.  I felt like my inability to ride was slightly redeemed.  And Leah is lucky Cinna is grey, because otherwise I might have smuggled her into my car and left my shit at Leah's place.


  1. You should have stolen her! I might do it and perhaps keep Ed convinced that there really is just one gray mare in the field....

  2. Haha there was no need to "redeem" yourself, you did just fine on Ruby too! But yes, I figured Cinna might feel more like what you're used to. She is going to be a lot of fun when she's as far along as Ruby. I'm glad you liked my dramatic baby mare ;)

    1. So much fun! Although I keep hoping you will get tired of the baby shenanigans and just send her to me until she whitens out :P

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    1. I can't do the grey. Grey turns white and I don't like not white white.

  4. aww she's so pretty tho - sounds like a blast to ride!