Apologies for not posting yesterday...had to work a bit late since we had a webinar. Oh webinars...how I hate thee with every fiber of my being. They are so stressful for no real reason--I'm just always convinced the audio won't work, or the recording will cut out or something. Anyway. So that meant I didn't leave the barn till 9:30pm as I was figuring out where all the light switches, muck buckets, water taps, etc. were and taking Midnight back to his faraway field. It takes some time to get used to the little things like that.
Didn't have a great ride--I think I was being too timid and not asserting exactly what I wanted. Honestly I feel like my best ride with him was when I tried him out! Specifically, he keeps getting fast and unbalanced with me at the trot if I don't give him a good transition. Me posting wildly to whatever trot he gives me probably doesn't help either--I should be slowing my posts down to what I want. However, he has been giving me nice, bright canters that are very easy to adjust.
I also jumped a little vertical a couple times and kept getting left behind, which was disappointing. I just haven't jumped much in the past year or so and I am definitely rusty. But that's why I'm doing a gymnastics lesson with him this weekend! That should be fun.
My favorite horse color is gray, as I've mentioned. I don't care that it never really stays gray, since most grays seem to love to roll, but there is just something so stunning about a dapple gray that I love.
My horse in high school was a fleabitten gray, though you can't see it very well. I loved the little "freckles" he would get in summertime!