and a BEAUTIFUL ride despite my saddle issues.
K and Major were patient and took us for a long "directive" and lovely ride to the lake.
Falcon was pondering a good roll in the sand and even walked into the water. It was warm, but NOT warm enough for a swim!
It was indeed Fabulous weather and K gave me some great info about the trails and also some of the canal history. I like history!
Here he is on the alert for Folsom State Prison escapees...
ok...not really...it was just some people with a dog...or maybe it was some guys in a boat...
Falcon was a good boy and only had a few minor spooks and two minor bucks going up a steep hill. He did well picking his way down over various rocky areas.
Will have to work on his BRAKES some though. I am expecting an immediate stop when I ask for it-but I sure don't get it! : )
But ME? nope...it throws me forward, but makes my BUTT stick out and although the stirrup leathers easily turn out, the stirrups themselves continually turned in and after 6 miles I was tired of struggling with them, during which time Falcon decided to trot home. I just wasn't up for it in my unbalanced seat and his propensity to trip.
After looking at the pics, maybe I should shorten the stirrups a notch?
Actually it looks like I should lengthen them-but then I would be standing on my tippy toes...
Tipsy turvy lake view with mr "frizzle top"
Falcon came to the creek and took the BIGGEST FLYING FLAT OUT bad form leap I have ever seen in my life. I wish I could have videoed it. It was truly funny to see him clear a TINY creek that he could have stepped over with a jump big enough for a four foot fence.
The Bay Mare followed suit: After racing up and down the creek bank a few times, she circled and jumped high, flat and long just like Falcon. Silly horses!!!!!!