With the hot weather I HAVE to get up early if I'm going to ride. Not so easy if the BF is keeping you up till midnight!
Wed I got up a little early so only had time to ride one. I chose Chubbs due to the time restraints and not wanting to end Petey on a bad note if I didn't have the time. It worked out well though, we were able to ride during a lesson, while a mare in heat was being longed. He rode past the gelding fine, no indication he was going to give any kind of problem. The mare he was curious about, but then flattened his ears when she went ripping past. If that was all he was going to do I was happy.
Today I rode him again, while the same mare was riding, and he was fine. If she went past him he didn't care. He did loose some focus though, so we are going to have to keep working on that cue.
Petey was fabulous. I swear I like this horse more and more each ride. I hadn't done a thing with him in quite a while, not even run around turnout, so I was a little worried how he'd be. But I didn't longe, hopped on, and no problems! He was a little forward, he would start trotting, took the wrong lead, was brought back down, and then TOOK THE RIGHT LEAD! I was SO happy. we then went back to a walk, and I signaled for the trot, and then the lope, got the wrong lead, and he on his own, picked up the correct one.
I'll tell you this guy has an AMAZING lope. Its deep, and you just lightly rock in the saddle. No fussing with him to do it, that's just his groove.
Needless to say I was a very happy rider today!