Turns out Jack is very well trained, only he's been testing me to see how much he could get away with... Now that he knows that I know that he knows stuff, well, the respect is starting to settle in. I need to work on his brakes though - that boy is stubborn, when he doesn't want to stop (which is more often than not) then whoooaa it's a battle.
I'm slowly getting my "horse legs",
although Jack is standing all crooked here
thanks to the soft spongy ground!
This was after the ride,
Mister Jack was getting impatient -
mom! enough already!
My friend took the pics atop her horse,
now that was funny juggling :)
Since the wooded trails we normally use are boggy, soggy, icy and very dangerous
we had to ride around the neighborhood streets -
at least this way the horses get some sort of exercise
and it's a great way to socialize, desensitize and train them.
Plus all the kids and grownups who smile as we pass
are well worth it :-)
A quick live-action of the above -
ignore my goofy face, please!
Hope you enjoyed!