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Wizard Rides 175 & 176: Summer’s My Season

September 9, 2010


Thursday, 9/2/10 & Monday, 9/6/10

The biggest bummer I encounter when blogging is that the times when I’m doing the most exciting things and thinking lots of thoughts I’d love to share, I’m usually so busy that it virtually prohibits sharing anything in my journal. Between horse racing, portrait work, rescue work, riding and everything else I do in life, the summer is ending on a REALLY busy note.

On Thursday, I started my ride outdoors, but the flies were awful so we moved the ride indoors. I did not get much done for the most part, but at the end of the ride, Wizard gave me some of the nicest canter work ever. He was round and soft with nice engagement, and his trot-canter transitions were much improved.

On Monday, we rode outside in the large arena at night under the lights. It was another easy ride, and we had a few more awesome transitions. Wizard is getting much better at moving from a strong sitting trot into a canter. He can sometimes go into a canter without the awkward rushing. We did a little hand-gallop work and I popped him over a few little cross rails and trot poles.

As an aside, little Beatrix is growing into a beautiful cat. She is 100% healthy now and shook off the virus like a champ. She is the most charming little kitten ever.

And now, to keep appreciating every last bit of summer before it ends….

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2010 1:19 am

    Lovely shot of Beatrix!

    I so know how you feel. I have the BEST blog ideas when I can’t possibly sit down and outline it, much less write a full post.

    I still love reading Wizard’s exploits; I just don’t have much to say other than “wow.” 😉

  2. September 9, 2010 3:58 pm

    hmmm. I wound up here.

    I must have accidently pressed that button: Take Me to the Kittens. 😀

    Last Day of Summer: September 21

    Summer Breeze…makes me feel fine….

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