So I phoned for a lesson and even though no one answered I left a message saying I was coming. I like that system we just assume its OK unless we hear otherwise, there is always someone there and so unless its something big its not a problem going. Well it was already warmer and then it started snowing, well it was just nice big giant flakes and no wind so why not I might as well still go. So I got Jess and we loaded up and off we went. It was a little hard to see where the sides of the road were on our driveway but after the first half mile was good going. The pavement had a little snow on but not slippery so that was good to, by the time I got to Doug's it was actually sunny out, I don't think they got any new snow so that was nice and it was even warmer there (it usually is warmer the other side of Drum from us all winter and cooler in the summer)
I was kinda early but went in and he was working a couple young horses, one just came the night before and was just learning what a saddle is, the other had been going a bit longer. He said he had one more to work and then we would do cows in the afternoon! Oh perfect day to choose I love working cows :) His other horse was pretty cool, he rode her mother and liked her so kinda neat to see the next generation. I didn't know the mare but they all seemed to like her.
Yay cows! I knew since it had been a while since I worked cows Jess was gonna be a little fresh but holy fresh was an understatement!!! I thought we were well warmed up but as soon as the cows come in she was awake. I could hardly hold her back she was so raring to go....maybe I shoulda rode her in the last 10 days! I made her get off the cows and listen to me and we went back and she was still a little goofy but by the end we got a few good turns. I need to learn how to stop her square every time, even if it means losing the cow, we have to stop before turning. Its hard for me to think this I guess my brain isn't fast enough cause I can feel when shes doing it wrong but my reaction isn't fast enough then we are already on the next stop. I need some slow cows and more I guess.
(she was tired and sweaty when we were done, it was hard work!)
(don't know how the animated snow, but George was sleepin,
wouldn't even look at me the other day)
Headed home and my neighbor was over, I put the ponies away and then had a visit with her, that was nice end to the day. Today gonna try and ride at home if it warms up a little more.