|He's a good boy, but he has his own ideas on how things should be done.|
So on Thursday I decided the time had come for me to stop being silly. Sometimes I sense disturbing similarities with my own mindset and with a horse's--if I have too much time to think, I get nervous, but if I put myself to work, I just get the job done. I love to hack out, and I have many fond memories of tearing around chasing deer with my ex-foxhunter in high school. Riding outside is not something I want to give myself any more time to rattle around in my brain as an evil monster.
It was so worth it.
|On the road again...check out those perky ears!|
The farm was long out of sight--it was just me and Eclipse tracing the perimeter of the corn and grass fields. We even cantered for short stretches--Eclipse was ready to GO! Thankfully he is very easy to rate and we kept it at a canter rather than a full-out gallop. He was definitely not thrilled to come back to the walk--I think the best way to describe it is rangey. He was covering almost as much ground as a trot (which, by the way, was suuuper smooth)!