Today is also Gwyn's Birthday. She turns 9! It's crazy to think I've known her for 7.5 years and owned her for 4!
Here is our GPS track for today!
That peak you can see right around 1.25 miles is where we had a nice 12 mph canter. I walked the first mile and did majority trotting for the second and the 3/4 to finish.
|There's a lunge line trailing behind her. I realize it's not safe, but she was being an idiot and needed the discipline|
Then, when I went to set up some ground poles she wouldn't let me catch her. So we played another ground work game, the C game where I didn't let her complete a circle around the arena, she had to stay on the half I designated. This is something I learned in the groundwork clinics at Shadows but was always done on a lead line or in a small round pen. I was in a 100 ft round arena with just a dressage whip. But I did it! I texted Dani after the ride to tell her because I was so happy it worked and Gwyn was listening to me. Hurray groundwork.
|The hay field looks delicious|
|I am hot and sweaty, but man those Kerrits IceFil tights were amazing! The bottom half of me was cool. I decided to order a top in IceFil today to match since the temperature is only going to increase.|
|Red tailed hawk taking off. I tried to get a picture of him on the ground but we got too close and scared him.|