It's been a few days since I've written on here but I've had some great play sessions with Aspen! I've been keeping track of the jist of it all on our Parelli Connect page and finally have a moment to sit down and write on here as well! Aspen has been getting lighter and easier to ride every day. I am very excited for the progress we've made thus far! I put together a little video with our latest Freestyle and a tiny bit of liberty at www.youtube.com/samanthamt7
- check out the first (newest) video and tell me what you think!
Aspen and the herd have been turned out in the big pasture today and even with acres and acres and acres of grass and all her buddies she still came to greet me at the gate when I arrived today. I have been waiting for this moment to see how she was when she had everything a horse could want right in front of her - if she'd leave it all to hang out with me or if I was only worth hanging out with when she was in the dry pen and was kinda bored. I felt very complimented that she found it worth her while to come meet up with me!
I took her for her first ride down the road today all by ourselves and she did great! Such a champ leaving all her friends behind at the barn, did great with my dogs running around and the traffic that came by us. On the way back she decided to get spooky with two boulders that were off to the side of the road. I don't know why they didn't bother her on our way out but on the way back home she had a major spook. So I got off and played approach and retreat until she was confidently standing with one foot on the rock! haha :)
I am still looking for a Standard width 17 or 17.5 Fluidity saddle!
Below are a bunch of pictures over the week that I haven't had a chance to post on here yet. Enjoy! :)
|What a face from an RBE! :) This is Aspen on the figure-8 pattern.|
|Aspen's measurements according to Parelli Saddles. Looks like she needs a Standard size right now!|
|Aspen eating out of a tree... lol|
|Aspen stood tied for nearly an hour while a friend and I cleared stuff out of her pasture with the tractor. Such a good girl!|
|Our first ride down the road :)|